New Laith Barn, Malham

Peter Woolley

I've painted this scene several times before, but this time, I particularly immersed myself in the foreground tree. I love big, old gnarly trees, and this one has a lot of character that is quite difficult to ignore. I battled with the textures of its trunk for a long while, trying desperately to avoid creating any faces within it; I'm not sure I totally succeeded - if you stare at it long enough, I believe you may start to see a face looking out at you.

This painting was produced while exhibiting and demonstrating at Northern Art Fair, in July 2023.

  • Media: Watercolour
  • Subject: Buildings and Architecture, Landscape
  • Size: 36.5cm x 26.5cm
  • Price: £250For sale

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