Friday, 28 May 2010

Limb Valley

For working hard all month on an important milestone everyone was awarded a free days holiday, today and what better way to spend it than cycling and painting in the countryside.

It took quite a while to find a fairly simple subject and I finally settled on this rather striking tree. I sat at the edge of a field will my small pochade box, painting while the sun burnt one side of my neck and small colony of ants tucked into my legs - it was worth it, though...

Oil on Gesso board, 8x6

1 comment:

  1. Like the quality of this sketch. That clear summer light and the deep pockets of shadow. I could be jealous.

    Great painting.