Karst Landscape at the End of Winter


‘Karst Landscape’ unfinished state
Large Oil on Canvas
81 x 65 cm (approx 32 x 26 inches)
© The Artist.Detail

Karst topography is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karst

[marcilhac1-500.jpg]‘Les Anglais, Brenques’ (Célé Vallée, Lot)
Ink, papier Moulin Larroque
© The Artist.

“Athos had a special affection for limestone – the crushed reef of memory, that living stone, organic history squeezed into massive mountain tombs. As a student, he wrote a paper on the karst fields of Yugoslavia. Limestone that develops slowly under pressure into marble – Athos describing the process made it sound like a spiritual journey. He was rhapsodic about the French Causses and the Pennines in Britain; about “Strata” Smith and Abraham Werner, who, he said, “folded back the skin of time” while surveying canals and mines.
When Athos was seven, his father brought him home fossils from Lyme Regis. When he was twenty-five, he was entranced by Europe’s new sweetheart, a limestone goddess that had risen from the earth fully formed, the ” Willendorf Venus.”
‘Fugitive Pieces’ – a novel by Anne Michaels



The Cliffs in the above painting are near to a spring which was a Celtic temple. Over a thousand carvings have been found to date.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Cliff in the Vezérè Valley – ‘Sous Le Ruth, No.1’
  • How to draw rocks & cliffs part one
  • How to draw rocks & cliffs part two
  • How to draw rocks & cliffs part three
  • How to draw rocks & cliffs part four
  • Rock Formations – John Ruskin – Prehistoric Shelters in the Dordogne
  • Caves in art – Ruskin