Saturday, 11 June 2011

Adwalton Moor



This is the second in my abstract series on the major battles of the English Civil war.

Adwalton Moor 30th June 1643. Acrylic on framed panel 24" x 24" (60cm x 60cm)


This battle was fought on 30th June 1643 on Adwalton Moor near Bradford in West Yorkshire. The Earl of Newcastle marched on Bradford with a Royalist army of about 10,000 men; Bradford was Parliamentarian in sympathy and was defended by an army of 3,000-4,000 commanded by Lord Fairfax. Despite his inferior numbers Fairfax marched out to meet the Royalist army at 9am, the battle lasted about 3 hours but the Parliamentarians were defeated suffering around 500 losses.

9 comments:

r.bohnenkamp said...

the painting is great Ian. I love the embeddings
and the texture, the color, actually all of the painting!
best, Ralf

William Cook said...

Outstanding work Ian. I admire the tie to history you are attaching to these pieces. You renew an interest in this major world event that must not be forgotten. Thank you.

Outside The Lines said...

What an interesting subject for an abstract painting....would love to be a "fly on the wall" as you paint to see your process...a very engaging piece!

cerulean said...

Great pieces Ian. And indeed very interesting subject. Intriguing, they're as well as abstract as realistic by the painted(?) bullet holes.

david weir art said...

Interesting work Ian.Like the colour

bicocacolors said...

great composition and beautiful colors!
well done Ian!

A big hug,
elena

La Dolce Vita said...

this is really wonderful Ian, the texture is outstanding... beautifully done...

Renee Howell said...

HIstory and ART. Love it. wonderful painting. Serious stuff - battles. I think your color choices capture the serious nature of wars and passion for one's beliefs.

layers said...

I love your minimal colors- very similar to what I use.. and your textures are wonderful.. and your connection to history and these specific battles-- I can see it in your painting.

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