About the Book
These paintings were all painted outside - a certain number being later worked on inside. What I wrote on Book 3 sums up my feeling about the now seemingly irrelevant art called landscape painting . Painting and all the arts are situated in a specific moment. The surrounding times matter. Some of the writing in all three books suggests that landscape painting might express our vague sense of loss and unease in an over-populated, urbanised habitat. There is a special pathos to landscape painting's attempt to picture the beauty of nature, seasons and weather in an age that we are told, faces at our hands, a sixth extinction. Landscape painting is indeed nostalgic.