I wanted to capture the atmosphere of the fens. Darks and lights! Space and earth! Fresh application, sharp and fuzzy edges. Strong focal point reduced to silhouettes. This remote fenland farm was a very tempting subject. It's close to the Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambs borders.The earth is so lush and peat-rich here and in the summer when the soil is dry, dust clouds pretend to be fog! This subject is one I love to paint. It has classic Rowland Hilder elements - ploughed field, vast range of darks and lights, and smells of the toil and labour of the land.