I produced a few moonlit paintings and a number inspired by the nearby beech wood a few years back. This painting began with the exposed roots forming natural steps up the bank.
Oil on canvas. 60 x 30cm. 2009.
I do love trees. This painting comes from countless walks through the small beech wood, ten minutes amble from my doorstep. Love it in the autumn when the golden-brown leaves float down and carpet the ground and let in the bright blue sky, when the winter reveals the tracery of the branches, in the spring with the fresh light green of new leaves, and in the summer when only shafts of sun make it past the shade to the beech wood floor.
Oil on canvas, 30 x 80cm, 2009.
This was a (tiny) first attempt at using a palette knife instead of brushes and I like it because I think it succeeds in capturing the feel of being out on the sea. At any rate, it makes me feel cold and a bit queasy! Some have wondered how I knew how to paint this as they know I get motion-sick very easily. Done from memory from occasionally (unwisely) relenting and getting into a boat with my sailor husband!
Acrylic on canvas board, 26 x 20cm, 2009. Sold.