Sunlight streaming through tree canopies is always uplifting, but even more so throughout the shortened days of winter.
This is one of a series of tree paintings studying the effects of light and shade. It was created in the studio using mixed media from sketches made earlier in the year by the river bank at Kirkby Lonsdale.
Whilst walking, the sun suddenly came out and I quickly took photos and sketches to commit the scene to memory. The trees were drawn in sepia acrylic ink using a home-made dip pen on a heavy watercolour paper. The colour was then built up "wet-in-wet" using watercolour and brusho pigments. Finally finishing with a protective lacquer.
This painting is sold unframed and is signed on the front.
Watercolour paper, ink & brusho pigments.