A Historic Woodland.
This image of Woodland Flowers is a place that has many fond memories for me. These are the woodlands belonging to an estate owned by the National Trust called Lanhydrock House. In the spring the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells and later the wild rhododendrons burst into flower. The River Fowey flows at the edge of the woodlands. It’s a place that offers many opportunities for oil paintings and it has been the inspiration for many canvasses over the years, including Woodland Flowers.
The direction and consideration of the light always play a part in any oil painting. In a closed landscape like Woodland Flowers it has a major impact on the design and mood of the artwork.
I often favour a side light coming from an area in the top left section of the oil painting. With this landscape I was looking for a softer, gentler approach. A diffused top light gave me the chance to keep the painting mellow while the rhododendrons gave it the colour and warmth.
Woodland Flowers was a joy to paint. Reflecting the many happy hours we’d spent walking the little paths that meandered through beech trees in these historic woods.
In the Studio
I have been reworking the background of the tiger wildlife oil painting. It has been sitting in the studio for some time because I always felt the background needed to have a little more interest. I will show it on the website when it’s finished and available.
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