The Welcombe Hills and Clopton Fields in Stratford was the source of inspiration for this painting, where I now take our puppy Border Collie for walks. We used to live in a house overlooking the firelds and the views looking towards Clopton House and the surrounding landscape were stunning and I loved to see how the colours, weather, flora and fauna changed with the passing of the seasons. This is a painting that was inspired by summer afternoon with the striking cobalt blue sky and ochre yellow sun-kissed fields, with hints of pinks and greens indicating the wild flowers. The painting was created using oil mixed with beeswax and applied in various stages to the surface to build up several layers of impasto, applied with a brush and palette knife.
Summer Fields, oil and beeswax on aluminium, 33.5cm x 33.5cm, 2020
The painting is sold framed and dated, signed and titled on the reverse and is ready to hang.