Horse Chestnut Tree, Potternewton Park

Horse chestnut tree, Potternewton Park, Leeds 7This tree in my local park is wider than it’s tall. Two¬†weeks ago, the candles were at their best. I’ve painted horse chestnuts in blossom for a few years – it’s not easy and this is my favourite attempt so far. I’ll have another go next year…

Horse Chestnut Tree, Potternewton Park, LS7

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Living by the woods

The back of my house faces the woods – it’s like a green wall in summer. I’ve been separating out the trees to give myself a subject. Somehow doing this also makes me feel less oppressed by the wall – a gathering of 10,000 trees that are twice as old as me and twice as high as my house.

woods 3 june 2013

woods 2 june 2013woods behind garden june 2013