Sunday, 10 January 2016

Sunspot Glade

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!



  1. Magnificent! You really bring out what is most beautiful about this grey time of year in this painting.

    1. Thank you Antje, your kind words are much appreciated!


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