Last summer, a beautiful day spent walking in Little Langdale, one of my favourite places. Oak woodlands full of mosses and ferns, silver birch trees covering the piles of slate waste from the old mines. An industrial landscape made beautiful again, merging with the meadows, woods and hills. There were orchids and other wildflowers in the meadows, and everywhere birds were busy nesting. Two eye-catching summer visitors to our west coast oak woods, the redstart and the pied flycatcher, were darting between the trees.
This painting is one memory of that day. And one day I'll paint a pied flycatcher.
A greeting card of this painting is available here, showing the image below.