Southampton City Art Gallery

 John Piper Ca' d'Oro

John Piper Ca' d'Oro

 John Piper (Ca' d'Oro detail)

John Piper (Ca' d'Oro detail)

 John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

 John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

I had a fantastic time this morning visiting my local art gallery Southampton City Art Gallery . Such a variety of paitnings to view. I particularly loved Jane Joseph's black and white charcoal drawings and etchings from the 'Seeing The Space' collection. Beautiful mark making and movement within her compositions. I was thrilled to see a selection of John Piper's paintings too, especially Ca' d' Oro, stunning, vivid, hauntingly beautiful yet eery. So many layers, depth and mark making techniques in this piece, printing, texture, pattern, drawing. Definitely inspired to create today!