This is the first in a sequence of paintings in which I explore how the flat basalt plain was rent by powerful forces.
The sky and foreground were rendered in charcoal then gouache and ink whereas I painted the distant volcanic craters in transparent glazes.
The composition leaves a bit to be desired, not yet giving the sense of raw power that must have shapes this scene.
Amended 24/04/2012 – I photographed this again in natural rather than electric light and with a fixed rather than a handheld camera. It comes out rather better I think.