36" x 30" including frame and mount
Set in the Lake District, this old farmyard is as it was a hundred years ago. I've had great fun with the building of the walls, one blob of wax at a time!
Another fascination of mine is, what are the actual colours of those greyish distant hills? Here, I have gone for pinky greys through greeenish grey to brownish grey. The variations of grey are endless!
My daughter when young was once asked what her mother does. "She paints things behind other things" she answered and she was exactly right! I always use the foreground (here, the sheep) to lead to the mid ground (the farm buildings) through to the hills and distant hills. Your eye is drawn to the far distance and automatically brings everything else in front into perspective.