The October Country

The October Country - Rik Rawling 2017

October Country . . . that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and mid-nights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain. . . .
Ray Bradbury, The October Country

A new painting, the first one to be completed in 2017. Below is it’s progress from initial pencils, to undercoat.

The October Country pencils @ 2.11.16the-october-country-4-nov-2016

Later this month I’ll be getting my first prints done, which will be available to buy online. Watch this space for more details.

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