From the ‘Tranquility in the wilderness’ collection.
On a visit to Dorsert this summer, I was taken to Eggardon Hill. This is a roman fort that has the most amazing views over the vales and hills as far as the eye can see. It was late afternoon on a cloudy day when we walked to the top of the hill. As we walked around the dykes of the fort, the clouds in the distance parted and the horizon was bathed in the most amazing spotlights of sunlight. It was almost as if we’d arranged it to happen.
I have used gold leaf in this painting to create the feeling of light in the far distance.