Expanse of land.
Across the Heath Oils on board 10 x 13 inches
(Available on Artfinder.com/anne-wood)
A wide part of heathland looking up towards the hedgerow on the horizon.
The end of a warm summer day.
There can be a temptation to fill the foreground of a painting with detail.
I resisted this urge and gave the impression of silky grasses glowing in the summer sun.
Gently smoothing down the oils with a soft paper towel removes detail and brush strokes.
The foreground occupies the greatest part of the painting with this high horizon line.
I am happy with the finished work...the small piece of track leads the viewer's eye into the distance with a suggestion of intrigue beyond the trees.