Painted this in the open air by the side of a road over two days. Spent 11 hours at it. Thickened the white areas that were closer to the viewer. Satisfied with the result.
My sisters helped me choose this subject matter. It’s very unusual and I’m pleased that I didn’t use a ruler to do the straight threads of the web, all freehand.
In late December, 2009 a severe cold stretch of weather began that continued into early 2010. This painting records that time. Fortunately, because where I live is so close to the sea we were spared the worst of the snow and ice as can be seen from the fields, where muted greys and browns can be seen rather than a continuous blanket of white. This is my third painting in my series of painting the same view over four seasons.