|"Hockney's Tunnel from t'Other Side"|
I live just a ten minute walk from the tunnel of trees made famous by David Hockney in his marvellous landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds in his "Bigger Picture" exhibition at the RA. I have painted the classic view of the tunnel from Langtoft Road but this is the view from the other side looking back towards the road. We had strolled up the green lane to Broach Hill and got marvellous vistas of the Wolds including our delightful little village of Kilham where we now live. On the way back down I realised that the tunnel was just as ‘paintable’ from this side. The idea was to try and capture the warm spring light bathing the trees and hedges with the sharp contrast of the shadowed side. I think this is a lane I will be returning to on many occasions! This large watercolour will be featured in my Summer Exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery from 1st June to 31st July 2016. The gallery is open every day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon - Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00 pm Sunday. I will be in the gallery from 1:00 pm on the following afternoons - 10th, 12th and 14th. There will be some more dates in July and I will let you know them as soon as confirmed.