Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Bluebell Wood Walk

The 52 Weeks 52 Works challenge that I gave myself back in August 2007 was to paint on average one painting per week.

This particular painting took me many weeks. Actually, I painted this oil over several months. This is a commission and the brief was as follow:

  • A bluebell wood

  • The painting had to give a sense of space and high

  • Capture the dapple light on the bluebells

  • A painting with texture

Bluebell Wood Walk - Oil painting (50 x 70") by Benoit Philippe

I am pleased with the result and I believe I followed the brief. I like the elongated format of the canvas which helped to create a panoramic view of the wood. The texture in the foreground was rendered by using painting knives and hod brushes.


usetty said...

I love the sunlight falling on the carpet of bluebells here and there. Beautiful painting.

Suzanne said...

This is lovely, charming and magical. I'm beginning to like the idea of 52 paintings a year rather than 365.