Headland Sentries Oils on canvas board 5 x 7 inches
A small copse along the Wolds hedgeline.
These trees stand like sentries with red hats.
I enjoyed painting this small study to loosen up and relax in my work.
Hours earlier I had abandoned a larger 16 x 16 inch canvas as it was not getting any better. The surface was becoming very textured after several attempts to 'improve' it and it did not look good. It was time to reject it and begin another painting.
Holding on to what I call 'negative drains' makes me feel frustrated.
I had the satisfaction of watching it burn. Onward and upward.