‘Rising’ – Buzzard over Scafell
A buzzard makes full use of the rising thermals as the low cloud clears. Looking towards Scafell Pike in the Lake District, the first scatterings of snow become visible as the cloud lifts
Oil painting on Gesso board
Colin takes the presentation of his work very seriously! The entire picture is created from scratch.
He lovingly prepares each Gesso board to conservation standards, and uses hand-made oil paints from a specialist supplier. He also builds each individual frame specifically to complement the painting, and often finishes the frame with special wax varnish which he mixes himself. Some of the frames will have gold leaf applied to further enhance the effect. This frame is an Italian painted frame with gold and silver leaf and a custom bronze/gilt slip
Painting size = 500 x 770 mm