This painting is one of a series of woodland scenes I completed earlier this year. It was inspired by a place in the Lake District, near Stockghyll Force, a waterfall amongst very old woodland. I liked the composition of this piece, being lower to the ground and the trees rising high up on the ridge. I started off working very abstract, blocking in key shapes and lines, and then refined it to create all the details. I focussed on the beauty and atmosphere I wanted to create, whilst staying as true to reality as possible. I mainly used three greens; Cadmium Green, English Light Green and English Green Deep, which give it the vibrant, bold colour. This has become one of my favourite paintings and the scale of it certainly adds to its effect.
This is an original oil painting on stretched canvas, it measures 101 x 76 cm and is 1.75cm deep. It comes unframed and is ready to hang.
oil paint, stretched canvas