Borders Country Day 16

'Scots Pine near Coldingham'. Acrylic on 20x162 canvas

‘Scots Pine near Coldingham’. Acrylic on 20×162 canvas

'Moffat Hills 2'. Acrylic on 20x16" canvas

‘Moffat Hills 2’. Acrylic on 20×16″ canvas

Today’s paintings – a second version on canvas of the hills near Moffat, and Scots Pine near Coldingham Bay.

Earlier version on 10×10 inch wood –

'Moffat Hills', Acrylic on 10x10" wood panel

‘Moffat Hills’, Acrylic on 10×10″ wood panel

I love these rolling hills with their velvety green grass. A friend observed that the hills look like a sheet being shaken out and I see what he means, with their folds and creases.

I’ll be painting more Scots pines on a larger piece of canvas in the next few days, their elegant shapes were quite often a feature of Japanese prints (example below) from the last century -partly inspiration for today’s painting, though my painting is much looser.

 

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My exhibition The Green Woods Free is in just three weeks!

 

 

 

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