Some of the willow trees in the wildlife conservation area of Hotham Park have had a real hair cut. I was delighted to see this cat who seems to be a bit of a local character as I have spotted it before.
Part of a series ‘Into the canopy’, acrylic on box canvas 60×60 cm. I think its finished.
This 60x60cm work is the second in the series inspired by looking up into tree canopies though it still has a long way to go. I have done 4 sessions so far and here are the last three, I failed to record the first. I failed to record the first.
In the last post I shared some of my reference shot for a new set of paintings inspired by looking up into trees. These two photos are of atage one and two of a painting in progress called ‘Dapple’.
There is a little train that runs in Hotham Park in the summer and half term holidays. He is named Boris and children love him. I’m told his name is derived not from a certain blond desheveled politician but from a condensed version of the town’s name, Bognor Regis. The name is the result of…
The circular rose garden in Hotham Park is a peaceful place to sit, surrounded by dark hedges and encircled by a brick path where well placed seats allow one to enjoy the buzzing of bees as they work the lavender. This painting is taken from a pastel sketch I did last autumn
Acrylic on 100 x 80 cm cotton canvas this painting from Hotham park is derived from the lovely path which runs its whole length and is such an enchanting green tunnel in spring and summer