This series of photographs record stages in the painting process. It was painted over three afternoons in early March on location. In the first session I was concerned with the drawing and composition.
In the second session I got most of the painting blocked in.
If I were an abstract painter I would find it hard to improve on the pallet with paint left on after the second session.
The final stage of the painting capturing a passing snow cloud.
My company for the sessions were the odd grazing deer, a pair of nesting barn owls that came out from about 3pm and my dog Taz. It was a really enjoyable experience painting a dramatic and powerful subject. The painting will be part of an exhibition at Lawrence Stevens Antiques in Corbridge from 4th May.