Oak Wood with Blue Sky.
14 x 22 inch Watercolour and Pencil on Paper. I did this yesterday afternoon. I wanted to go somewhere where I felt totally immersed in nature and so I walked a well know footpath until I was way of the beaten track. The accompanying sounds to this were nest-building rooks, a gurgling brook, and the creaking of trees rubbing against one another. Almost Heaven on Earth for me. I wanted to capture the bright, uplifting feel of blue sky and bright tree tops but I might have overworked this one. I will of course do more and try to capitalise on the lessons of this painting. With these tree pictures, I only try to draw in the main trees in pencil, leaving the rest of the drawing to the brush. So much for the theory!
About the Artist
Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic. 1984 - 1985 Wolverhampton Polytechnic School of Art and Design. 1985 - 1988 Overall winner of Watercolour Challenge in 1999 after which I turned professional. Birmingham Watercolour Society Associate Member of Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.View full profile