Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Colin Middleton worked consistently on a series of square format paintings of the Irish landscape, predominantly of Co. Fermanagh and the Mournes. Together with the expressionist...Read more
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Colin Middleton worked consistently on a series of square format paintings of the Irish landscape, predominantly of Co. Fermanagh and the Mournes. Together with the expressionist paintings of the post-war years, these are arguably the most impressive works of Middleton’s career. Glen Lough dates from towards the end of this period and is imbued with a deep sense of serenity. It has a less directly observational feel than most of the landscapes of this time and a wider tonal range, while the treatment of the image is quite conventional and readable, with a very even spatial recession.
The short, even brushstrokes are reminiscent of Middleton’s 1940s and 1950s landscapes and they build up a surface glistening with light that suggests the physical structure of the landscape with great delicacy. Glen Lough glows with Middleton’s affection for the landscape that he has painted for several decades.
Killinchy, August 2003
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