Hedgerow. Normandy Lane. Lymington ( Oil on Canvas) (8 inches x 10 inches unframed)
A few weeks previous I did what I called an acrylic sketch of this piece of a Lymington Hedgerow. It’s a path I walk every morning as day breaks (in the winter months), although in the spring and summer, even at an early hour it’s daylight.
I love the hedgerow, it’s very old and very mixed. I love it’s straggling shapes reaching upwards, and the contrast made by dead ferns lapsing over the hawthorne. A whole host of small leaves and plants, and at it’s base, though not shown in this study, a ditch, which in winter months becomes a small stream.
I collected several images of this hedgerow and this is the one I chose to paint.
It’s a departure for me in style and technique, even tho’ I am already fixated by the use of the small brush, but if I am to do more of these, which I am, I will need more and better detail brushes.