Oil on Board, 7 x 9.5 inches
This is a view of a huge woodland near my studio called Bedford Purlieus, purlieus meaning once part of a royal forest. This is a beautiful ancient wood, dating at least back to Roman times.
I loked the tunnel effect of the canopy closing in the distance, leaving that little bit of light, inviting the viewer to go down that path. There was, in fact, a big five-bar gate across the path, but I removed it for the sake of the composition to stop the eye coming to a halt. Tghe hook really, was the lovely shaft of light melting the frost and giving that glorious bit of green and orange, ooh, yummy!