© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Since 2005 Hockney has been producing landscape works created en plein air using a wide variety of media including, increasingly, the iPhone and iPad; initially the drawings made in this way were the basis for large oil paintings completed in the studio. In 2010 and 2011 he began a series of iPad works, using the ‘Brush’ app, which were made directly into digital prints. He made two trips to Yosemite National Park in California to record the spectacular grandeur of its landscape. This work is one of the twenty-four images from that series and is made up of black dots, yellow and black dashes and squiggles, amongst expanses of greens and blue, depicting a valley with trees and sky.