Hawthorn (Lockdown) Study

Hawthorn (Lockdown) Study


16 April 2020
24 x 30 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 100 × 80 × 10 cm
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I painted this piece at the outset of the very first lockdown last year. Everything was silent and very strange and unfamiliar. We were allowed to go for one hour walk per day and to go to work if there was no way we could work from home.
You can see my daughter (aged one) in the back of the video fast asleep in her pram (oh the good old days!) which gave me at the very most 1 hour to paint this small study.

I nervously set up a small field easel and rapidly applied the marks, greatful to be outside (in such amazing weather) anxious that someone would confront me or report me because I was outside! It was a really strange and awkward time in which everyhting was new and surreal.
The searing sun helped me complete the piece at break-neck speed by rapidly drying the paint allowing me to overwork and layer techniques. This lovely accessible little piece captures not only the stunning hawthorn in full blossom but that memorable window in our history!