Field at Mottisfont


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Field at Mottisfont Acrylic on Acrylic Board (A3 Unframed)

Mottisfont is a National Trust Stately Home, not far from Romsey in Hampshire, and about 25 miles from where I live. It’s possibly the closest NT site to us, and we frequently visit it. It has excellent exhibitions from time to time; Christmas in the house is an absolute delight, and the surrounding fields make for good rambles, particularly as they cling to The river Test, a fine chalk river full of trout.

On one of our winter walks I took some snaps of the winter foliage, and this painting is based on one of them. When I saw this scene I was immediately attracted to the sweep of the trees, and the many shapes made against the sky by the myriad of branches and twigs.

Painting it was a real battle, and not one that I feel that I have won. I’m not sure what to do with this, keep it or discard it. If anybody wants to save it, any offer in the region of £100 secures, but unframed.

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Dimensions40.64 × 60.96 cm

Original, Canvas Print, Mounted Art Paper