Our garden, early Spring

It definitely felt like Spring today. Warm sunshine all day and at last the daffodils have started opening. For many years now I have wanted to capture in paint the beautiful old oak tree in our garden. Last week I made a start. I decided to paint in the afternoon when the sun hits the tree and brings out the variety of colours in the bark. I was unable to finish it in one session because of the light changing - so with the weather and light right today, I went out and finished my little painting. It was so good to be out there.

Oil on board, 20 x 30 cm.

NFS.

Date: 10/03/15

Location: Benenden, Kent

Artist Fran Russell

Our garden, early Spring
Our garden, early Spring

It definitely felt like Spring today. Warm sunshine all day and at last the daffodils have started opening. For many years now I have wanted to capture in paint the beautiful old oak tree in our garden. Last week I made a start. I decided to paint in the afternoon when the sun hits the tree and brings out the variety of colours in the bark. I was unable to finish it in one session because of the light changing - so with the weather and light right today, I went out and finished my little painting. It was so good to be out there.

Oil on board, 20 x 30 cm.

NFS.

Date: 10/03/15

Location: Benenden, Kent

Artist Fran Russell