|Solomons Temple Farm Oil Painting|
This is a re worked oil painting of Solomons Temple Farm across the valley from Brinscall in the West Pennines Moors, I originally took a stance near the farm and painted it some years ago. I wasn't happy with it. I had wanted to capture the sunny day, with a fresh breeze, the rising lark and early spring light that you get in a place like this when the edge of the moors looks directly onto the Lancashire plain and across the silver sea of Morecambe Bay to Cumbria. My interest in the painting was also renewed after I read the Lost Farms of Brinscall, by David Clayton. http://booksites.carnegiepublishing.co.uk/brinscall/. Walking is the way I get my inspiration for my work and the view and walk across this moor past this farm and onto the 'lonely tree' of Botany Bay Farm from my Brinscall Studio is one of my favorites. I am primarily interested in a visual response to these lost places but I have to admit to a nagging curiosity about the lives of the people who worked and lived there. If your interested in this I can recommend Davids book and a blog site http://www.white-coppice.co.uk/index.htm is very informative with some great images. You can see more of my West Pennine works on my web site.