Tuesday, 23 September 2014

From Snowshill

Oil on Board, 14 x 20 inches

One of my favourite spots near Broadway in the Cotswolds, looking down the valley, with a farmstead in the middle distance. 

Essentially a very green subject, particular attention had to be paid to the varying tones, punctuated by the woolly sheep. Being a clear day, there wasn't a lot of blue atmosphere, which makes painting convincing depth more difficult. But this is so redolent of a clear summer's day. With no water to break the monotony, the foreground field was painted with a lot of paint and plenty of texture, mostly using my 1" household decorator's brush. 

I placed the sheep to form a pleasing pattern, with a triangular arrow formed with the three in the foreground to point the eye into the picture plane. 


  1. Awesome, ... what's that thing at the gate?!

  2. Thanks Rene! It's an old dead tree that has collapsed and formed a natural arch1


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