Saturday 5 July 2014

Cross Path

I had a busy day yesterday, but I had promised myself a walk and a plein air paint.
I ended up with 40 minutes on the hill, at which point, Cross Path looked like this:

Most of what happened after I brought the painting down off of the hill was refinement.

It's called Cross Path because it was painted from a path that crosses from a well-used track to the local recreation ground, parallel to the ridge of the downs. This is the view to the east; there's another lovely view to the west. The painting shows parts of Plantation Hill and Cottington's Hill; the hedge line approaching the dip between the two also marks the footpath to Hannington.

Cross Path
Oil on canvas, 30 x 60 cm
04 July 2014

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