Painting the flowering Hawthorn

Painted on Salisbury Plain.  I made several sorties this Spring to nearby Salisbury Plain to paint the hawthorn in blossom. The distant Roundway Hill can be seen between the bushes. Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″

Home Farm Lane

Home Farm Lane, Oil-on-panel (40-x-25)

A pheasant hunt was going on. A line of men to the left of me were shooting above my head as children were behind the trees to the right, beating the bushes to drive out the pheasants. It was a bit intimidating.

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Erlestoke Woods

Erlestoke Woods 12” x 10” 31.5 x 25.5 cm Oil on Panel
Light snow had fallen. it was several degrees below zero, and I was standing in the shade, an endurance test. I tried to capture the delicate colouring of snow and sky (oil on Panel)

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Silver Birch Trees, Great Malvern

Silver Birch Trees, Great Malvern 31.5 x 25.5 cm Oil on Panel
This group of trees on the side of the Malvern Hills, it was, mid-April, lots of frozen weather and a very late spring and this was the start of the thaw, gratefully soaking up some sun.

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Redhorn Hill tree clump

Redhorn Hill tree clump – 40 x 24cm Oil on Panel
This group of trees fascinate me and I’ve painted it on several occasions, The glimpse through the dark wooded trunks and branches to the light and far off blue hills seems to be a glimpse into another  illusory world.

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Avebury Beech Trees 2

Avebury Beech Trees 2 – 70cm x 50cm Oil on Canvas
This second painting, a week later, it was noticeable how many leaves had been lost. One sees changes daily when out painting observing the smallest details as the seasons change. Every day is different and time and nature are moving on ….

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Avebury Beech Trees

Avebury Beech Trees 1 – 31 x 31 cm Oil on Panel
Tolkien is reputed to have sat under these trees. Whilst painting unobtrusively at the side it was surprising to observe the reactions of people visiting the trees. They do have an extraordinary aura power.

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