The Beast From The East
Oil on canvas, framed in white washed floater frame
60 x 90 x 3 cm
The beast from the east blew in during March 2018 and came in thick and fast. The snow was the first in Norfolk for a few years and it smothered the landscape, coated the wood near my home with a thick layer which weighed down the trees and shrubs. I went out and walked the woods and the track beside it and was amazed at the utterly magical atmosphere it had created.
The landscape was muted and greyed by the falling snow, sounds were muffled and the trees had been thrown into silhouette. I knew I would paint the scenes and this is the fifth image from my photos of that beautiful day.