A view from one of my recent early morning cycling forays, spurred on by the unseasonal good weather. This is the end of the single track lane that crosses the low lying moss from Southport, inland from the sea. You can just see the steeple of Halsall Church behind the tree.
I did this in three colours, ultramarine blue, Winsor red and cadmium yellow, letting the colours mix on the paper before adding more detail.
I wrote in my previous blog about going up Parbold Hill in Lancashire looking for a view of these churches and the plain beyond. I found this spot after a bit of searching having already done a painting. You get this view coming along the road which runs on the left of this painting between the trees and the nearest church. I think the trees, with their foliage, take a bit away from the scene and block off some interesting detail. It may have been in the late autumn or winter when I have come down the road and glimpsed the view from the car and this is the scene I remember. I need to return later in the year and have another look. But having said that, it’s still not a bad view.