Looking Over to Osea…

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This view over the Essex countryside to Osea Island is one of my Dad’s favourites. He collected those stones and placed them around the base of the trees over many, many years during many, many dog walks. So I was delighted to be able to paint it for him as a birthday gift.

I worked from photographs; starting with a pencil drawing which I overlaid with water resistant pen before adding washes of watercolour paint.