The Lych Gate at W Chiltington Church. South Downs
Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A3) (Unframed)
This painting took a little longer than most. I have already painted the church in A4 format, a very fine 11th Century listed building. The Lych Gate is equally impressive, and set in this idyllic rural setting, surrounded by long grasses and distant views of the South Downs, it was crying out to be painted.
This is not the sort of subject I traditionally paint, and I often try to avoid lots of foliage, as I don’t feel that I have the technique to do it justice. But this time I was more determined and set about using brushes in a more careful manner and with greater thought for the form I was trying to depict.
Overall I was happy with the advance in my own style and technique, and it encourages me to try again and develop this further. It’s painstaking, but I think worthwhile.
But the main reason for painting it, was I just loved the scene and setting. I hope that you do too.