Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Sherwood Forest

To celebrate her 60th birthday, I recently took my wife away to a luxury hotel in Sherwood Forest. To share her weekend, and to make it even more special, my daughter and son-in-law were able to join us. Obviously we had to visit the Great Oak where Robin Hood and his merry men were reputed to hide, and though we'd had a wet start to the day, the sun came out for us just at the right time. We took an unhurried stroll through the forest on the way to the Oak, and the view I had of my daughter and husband walking arm-in-arm just had to be the subject of a painting.


  1. Nice work John, it isn't easy to paint a wood scene with all the greenery but you pulled it off well here. The path really looks like it is an uphill climb too. But what really pleases me is that you put some people in one of of your landscapes, which adds so much more interest.

  2. I'm glad yo found your inspiration John! It's lovely! :0)

  3. Thank you both.

    Frank, I seriously lack your skills with people but I do appreciate how much more interesting a picture is with people in it, so I'm trying. LOL.

    Sandra, I only lacked the time. A few days off work has made all the difference. ;-)