Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Beech woods at Lagarde (oil on wood 23cm x 23cm) David Atkinson

It's still really hot here, so it was nice to go up into the hills where its cooler, and there are beautiful shady beech woods.  I painted three images on this particular morning, all of them concerned with the shadows cast by the trees.  For a while, they looked too complex to deal with.  The floor of the woods are covered in copper coloured leaves, and lots of broken branches and debris, but the shadow are deep and cool.  I eventually worked my way towards simplifying  everything in a way that made sense to me.

1 comment:

  1. You make it seem so straight forward simplifying what you are to put on canvas.
    How do you get past wanting to paint every leaf and twig before you ?
    I like what you have done.