The Woodsman’s Walk – Ancestral Woods Collection

Feel the stillness of the woods settle your mind as you take a trip along The Woodsman’s Walk. Bring the healing power of trees into you home with this richly coloured oil painting.

Presented in a soft white double mount ready to frame.

Inspired by my Great Great Grandfather George Wilson who was a woodsman. On the 1881 census he was 29 years old and living in West Harling.

The Woodsman's Walk

Walking home at the end of a long day, the woodsman still finds comfort amongst the trees. The wind rustling the leaves, a chill air calming his spirit, he couldn't think of any place he would rather be. It is his sanctuary, this cathedral of living wood.

A note about the colours.

Warm in overall tone, there a cool patches of green and blue moonlight leading you into the painting. Warm chestnut browns make up the mid tones and dark sage greens build the shadows. The Woodsman's Walk is painted on a sheet of canvas which has a lovely texture that adds to the detail of the scene.

Ancestral Woods collection

Inspired by research into my family history, which took me to the tiny church in West Harling, on the edge of Thetford Forest, Norfolk. Ancestral Woods is a collection of paintings, making visual the deep connection I felt standing on my ancestor's land.  At the age of 29 George Wilson, my Great Great Grandfather was a Woodsman living in West Harling in the year 1881.

Materials and Finish used for the original

Painted using Daniel Smith oil paints, on a canvas sheet, this painting is mounted in a soft white double mount. It has been varnished with a matt varnish for protection. The matt finish means there is no glare from any angle. It is ready to frame. The image is 9.5 x 7.5 inches and the overall mounted size is 14 x 11 inches.

Where to hang it and frame styles.

If you are stuck with what frame to buy, keep it simple. You don't want to detract from the painting.  I would use the classic wooden oak frame. It suits most decors and suits the subject extremely well.   A mid tone wood, or even a darker wood will highlight the painting. Metallic frames would clash with the subject and warm rich colours. You are looking for harmony in similar colours rather than contrast here.

In terms of where to hang it, a main wall as a statement piece would be the obvious choice, but the style and subject would suit most positions. The colours will also suit most decors. Neutral walls always help when hanging work, but equally a dark feature wall would be a good backdrop. The more natural the colour the better. Think blue skies, straw fields or sage greens. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me for advice.

I hope you are enjoying your visit to my gallery. If you'd like to read a blog post on inspiration and where new ideas come from, pop over to my blog Drawn to Words.




Additional information

Dimensions 14 × 11 in
Original or print?

Original, Fine Art Print, Miniature Masterpiece


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