Saturday, 21 May 2011

View from Yewbarrow
Oil on board, 6"x8"

This is a view of Whitbarrow seen from its neighbouring limestone hilltop. I worked on this one a bit after I got home mainly to increase warmth and contrast in the foreground and to separate the elements as clearly as I could to create depth.
I forgot my tripod so had to work with my pochade resting on my knees sitting on the ground, sheltering from the incessant wind under the shade of a yew tree. This hilltop is covered with stunted yew trees, from which it gets its name, and many ash trees. The dead tree in the centre is an old ash that couldn't survive the dry conditions.
I was looking out for Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterflies but it was a bit too cool and windy; I saw none.

1 comment:

  1. I like the colours paritcularly well in this, the yellow foliage on the left and redish trunk on the right with blue/grey bush, all contrast and compliment so well.