Prunella Clough is an artist who is well known for her abstract paintings of urban landscapes. She sometimes incorporated gritty materials such as sand into her paintings to give a ‘real feel’ for want of a better expression. It is refreshing to find a woman creating this sort of work in a field usually dominated by men. She would observe a scene and remember it before attempting to recreate it from memory. I think that is a really interesting way of producing abstract work as you would also be expressing your own emotion through certain aspects ie: colour.
This is a painting that I’ve taken from the TATE website. It is called ‘By the canal’ (1976), and I like the subdued colours in it and the marks that look like stitch. One block of colour looks as though it has been anchored to the other with stitch.