AUTUMN COMES TO AINSDALE WOODS – ACRYLIC PAINTING

After the holiday, back to earth with a bump – particularly yesterday, when I had some pretty aggressive dental treatment. But this blog is about painting, not my teeth, so here is a painting of the local woods which back onto the sandy beaches around here.

The woods are predominantly made up of conifers, but there are gaps where spruce makes a grab for the sunlight. Then, in the autumn these gaggles of spruce light up the forest with their colourful, leafy displays. I’ve painted this type of scene before and here, without apology, is the start of a wooded section just behind our local airfield.

Coming out of the shade of a copse, the light on the trees and their trunks ahead, grabbed my attention and the puddles on the path was an added extra.

Other paintings of woodland are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

9 thoughts on “AUTUMN COMES TO AINSDALE WOODS – ACRYLIC PAINTING

    • Thanks Kingkang. The actual image has slightly more than half the image in shadow. I reduced that proportion and the painting has under half in shadow ( including the sky). I was unnerved even by that and introduced some more light in from the right, to enliven it.
      I think to go to 3/4 shadow would make it too sombre – well too sombre for me and I was hoping the path and puddles might lead the eye.
      Thanks for the comment though – it does make me reconsider my choices, which is always a good thing.

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