Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Wild Wood Sundown

Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches

Wild Wood is the name of this wood, part of Bedford Purlieus, a huge native wood near my studio. Beech trees are my particular favourite to paint, because the trunks have a smooth, greenish hue to them, and the forest floor is decked with a deep carpet of crunchy, rust-coloured leaves, which is a joy to paint with thick impasto dabs of paint, almost giving the painting a 3D quality.

The light was nearly gone with spotlights of yellow-orange through the distant blue trees.  This is such a glorious time of year to paint - still Autumnal colours abound, with mists and beautiful distant blue-greys, oh yes!


  1. I love the rich red browns in the foreground and how the ridges of thick paint seem to pick up light. I could wander about for hours in your painting.

    1. You're very kind, thank you Caroline! I use a palette knife for thoise thick ridges of paint to give it a 3D effect.


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