Tourists at Bolton's Bench, New Forest
20" x 16" acrylic on canvas
This painting is of a hill just outside the town of Lyndhurst, in the New Forest, Hampshire, UK. The location is called Boltons Bench, and features the hill offering good local views, and the landmark yew tree sitting atop. The benches around the tree are named after the Duke of Bolton, an 18th century New Forest master keeper. The sea blue triangular shaped sign is a distinctive forestry commission sign found all over the forest. The painting was done during June 2016 and is painted with acrylics on a 20” x 16” canvas. The girl in the foreground was a later addition, done within a few days of the initial completion, and adds a good focal point to the composition.
© Martin Davey Fine Art