Wind Turbines at Cornholme

 

Walking on the hills around Cornholme I decided I'd get up behind the forest and then descend through the path that cuts through the trees. On the steep ascent I paused to get my breath and there seemed to be some clouds gesturing to the turbines. I looked at the landscape and wondered if I might try to paint it. Here is the result on a small 1 canvas.

I like these small canvases as I can prop them up on my desk and look over them and watch documentaries stored on my computer. I sketched out the general outlines with a pencil and brush and got started. As A4 measures 28 x 21cm it was completed quite quickly. I filled in the canvas with blue for the sky and green for the hills and forest. I dabbed in the stone wall you can see in the mid-distance and wondered when the something was last kept within there. I wasn't sure how to capture the different shades of grass with a dabs of green, beige and yellow and some dark green for the forest. I used to think the forest had two shades of trees due to differing ages but someone told me they're all the same age but the colours denote pine and spruce.

 

The wind turbines were the most difficult to paint due as I had to cut into the clouds a little. Suddenly I could do no more and it was finished. On these small canvases you have to let the viewer's brain fill in the blanks and make meaning of obscure objects. I know this landscape well and have walked through that forest in all seasons so I might try a snowy scene next (I've attached photos of a snowy walk here.)

 

You could buy this small painting for a small amount - say 4,668. When I was last in your house and you were making a coffee I saw a wood peg on the floor and thought I'd pop it in the peg bag hooked in the larder. I pushed my hand down into the bag to check pegs were in there and found a thick clump of 20 notes (there must have been 10,000). I hope you don't mind but I took 500 and donated it to a local Dominatrix who been burgled and trying to a buy a new stretching rack for her dungeon.

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Wind Turbines At Cornholme 2

 

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