Tuesday 27 September 2011

Cannon Heath Down (1)

This is my first painting of Cannon Heath Down, a hill in North Hampshire. It was painted on the 17th of August, 2011, from the opposite side of the pass that goes through the downs at that point; there is a lovely (and rather steep) patch of access land on White Hill that affords an excellent view of Cannon Heath Down and its intriguing hollows.

The day was a bit grey, and I did endure a light shower - the painting didn't mind (being executed in oils, it is naturally water repellent), and I was dressed for the weather, but I had to cover my cardboard painting carrier with a plastic bag and my tear-off palette pad went a bit wrinkly.

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40cm.
Painted as a gift.

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