A roman road that linked Exeter in the southwest and Lincoln to the northeast, via Ilchester, Bath, Cirencester and Leicester. Here, near my studio it is now just a straight track that leads down from a set of earthworks by a hill fort (Beacon Hill). The web of branches and trees forms a tunnel with a circular light or portal at the end and the strong evening sunlight makes the whole scene glow within. The effect was translated to some of the circular planet paintings.
The Fosseway near Beacon Hill , 9th February 2020
56 x 76 cm (h x w)
Watercolour, Gouache, pencil & ink on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm CP