Chalk hill blues
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here entirely for your viewing pleasure. I do, however, still have greetings cards of this painting which have proved to be very popular.Get cards!
Paintings, AcrylicsThe original painting – 80cm x 40cm - is now in a private collection in Canada. It is shown here for your viewing pleasure. If you'd like something similar, then please ask me. I love to make paintings of White Horse Hill! [sf_button colour="green" type="rounded" size="standard" link="http://pixels.com/featured/long-grass-at-white-horse-hill-jane-tomlinson.html" target="_self" icon="fa-arrow-right" dropshadow="no" extraclass=""]Prints available! You choose the size & format[/sf_button]
Two of my favourite recurring themes have made their way onto paper again: brown hares and the Uffington white horse this time with the addition of a chalk hill blue butterfly, hence the name of the painting, Chalk hill blues.
The spots, dots and swirls are based on British and Irish prehistoric rock art designs. The animals shapes in the ‘field’ immediately above the hare’s ears are references to prehistoric animal figures carved into rocks in Sweden and Norway, which one day I hope to see for myself. The figure of the Bronze Age Uffington white horse reminds me so much of a giant Scandinavian petroglyph.
This painting is SOLD and is now in a private collection in Oxfordshire.