The idea for this painting came about on a Christmas Day walk in 2014. Having just re-located back to Sheffield a fortnight before we found ourselves strolling through the Rivelin Valley. We stumbled on the pond by accident and the serene, calm nature of the pond struck me deeply. There was a heron hunting its food stealthily. I quickly took a few shots with my camera and then returned the next day with ink and charcoals to capture the spirit of the place.
'Winter light creeps through the pond' is the first in a series of abstract paintings that I am working on around the subject of the pond.
Colour is of paramount importance to create the stillness and winter light and colours falling on the pond. It is an attempt to reflect on stillness and a moment in time.
The oil paints are a high quality pigment and I always use Premium Wide depth 10oz Stretched Cotton Canvas. I use a greener alternative to traditional turpentine and white spirit.
Oil paints and oil painting mediums