Solstice in’t Woods

Happy Solstice!

This acrylic painting is of the winter sun rising through beech woodland by Jumbles Reservoir, Lancashire. It was a beautiful fairytale scene, to which some have implied my painting adds a certain ‘Grimm’ factor to…! However, read it as you wish; it was meant to be magical.

I love the effect of light through trees; it’s something I’m slightly obsessed by and often try to capture in photos as well as paintings. I took the two photos on Sunday when we were at a Solstice BBQ in some woods north of Lancaster. I climbed up a stalkers’ ladder to take the shot of the Scots Pines.

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