An acrylic painting capturing a scene of the atmospheric north west of Scotland in winter.
Texture is achieved by pressing vintage traditional lace into a thick gesso base capturing the rugged textures of the landscape.
Layers are built up using acrylic medium gaze and acrylic paint giving the painting depth and conveying the colours of a dormant Scottish landscape in winter.
Painted on canvas mdf board.
The title comes from a line from 'A Winter's Tale' by Dylan Thomas
..., Of fields. And burning then
In his firelit island ringed by the winged snow
And the dung hills white as wool and the hen
Roosts sleeping chill till the flame of the cock crow
Combs through the mantled yards and the morning men
Stumble out with their spades,
The cattle stirring, the mousing cat stepping shy,
The puffed birds hopping and hunting, the milkmaids
Gentle in their clogs over the fallen sky,
And all the woken farm at its white trades
A Winter's Tale
Acrylic paint, acrylic medium glaze, gesso, lace.