Today’s paintings – a second version on canvas of the hills near Moffat, and Scots Pine near Coldingham Bay.
Earlier version on 10×10 inch wood –
I love these rolling hills with their velvety green grass. A friend observed that the hills look like a sheet being shaken out and I see what he means, with their folds and creases.
I’ll be painting more Scots pines on a larger piece of canvas in the next few days, their elegant shapes were quite often a feature of Japanese prints (example below) from the last century -partly inspiration for today’s painting, though my painting is much looser.
My exhibition The Green Woods Free is in just three weeks!