Painting from the allotment yesterday, I was admiring the golden fields in the background and decided that I would use them as my subject for today. I really like fields and sky as subject matter as I have adored such typical Norfolk views for as long as I can remember - as a youngster our house backed on to a farm and I spent many long happy days playing in the fields.
I spent a couple of hours painting this but I feel it could have been painted much quicker. It's too neat and overworked for my liking and looks almost identical to the last field painting I did ('Barley Field, Dereham'). Again with this painting I've placed the horizon too high, I think less foreground and more sky would better describe the landscape. I really struggled painting the clouds and the line of the horizon as it went into the corner of the field.
|Fields of Rape and Wheat, Dereham, oil on canvas 10 x 12"|