In the forest
oil on linen board 30 x 30 cm.
I have been for walks in my forest again and even on days of rain it is a special place to be. Even when the rain is dripping onto leaves and the mist can be seen coming in slowly almost creeping gently in to find shelter from the showers. I have started drawing, all kinds of things from the forest leaves, a branch with rowan berries and pine cones. This helps me to get to know my forest better and to see the different kinds of trees that live there. I brought home a cone to draw and noticed it was a different shape to the ones I usually see. I looked up the tree in my book on the subject and discovered the cone was from a mountain pine.
My small oil painting was an exercise to capture a part of the forest from memory.
wishing you a happy painting day.