Back Field Corner Oils on gessoed watercolour paper 6 x 4 inches
Number 5 in the arable series. The end of our garden opens onto arable fields and we have a gap in the trees to enjoy the view across towards the Trent Valley. The choice of vertical format takes in a small part of this farmland at the edge of the field bounded by a hawthorn hedge and rough grasses. The land rises up and then down to the river Till.
I have painted this subject before when the crops are golden and also with stubble and furrow. Today the outlook is quite dull...in fact I might have overlooked it but it is how life is sometimes. The plain and ordinary has no lesser place in my heart as a painter and it gives me a chance to add my own bits of sparkle to make the painting 'pop'.