Category Archives: Woodland art

Woodland themes in the art and photography of Helen White and in art in general.

A woodland culture dawns as trees are saved

I just wanted to share my joy at the news that “our” (and I hesitate to use the word as they belong to nobody, really) woodlands have been saved from the threat of being parcelled up and sold off. A few … Continue reading

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Magnificent Mayflower

One of the very first posts that I ever wrote for this blog, so just over a year ago now, was about the wonderful display of hawthorn – or Mayflower – that I had come across along the field edges … Continue reading

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Carpet of blue

The first week of May is when I expect to see the woodland floor transformed into a dense carpet of blue and this rainy year has been no exception.  Even though the first of the bluebells started to appear as … Continue reading

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Hockney’s A Bigger Picture – A Painter’s Viewpoint (Two Exhibitions: Part 2)

As promised in Two Exhibitions: Part 1 on the subject of Lucian Freud Portraits, here’s part two of my day out at London’s biggest exhibitions of the moment – this time David Hockney’s A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy. … Continue reading

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On the very important role of Nature in the consciousness of humanity

              As a footnote to my post about David Hockney’s “A Bigger Picture” I have been inspired to write this spin-off post about the very great importance of our natural environment to all of us, … Continue reading

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Frosted landscape

Its been a peculiarly mild winter and whilst I don’t miss driving in the snow or having to dress like a marshmallow woman for every dog-walk, there are elements of the usual white and frosty winter landscape that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Light through autumn trees

Early morning shots taken in woodland of sun coming through the autumn trees just a couple of days ago – make sure you click on the images to get the full impact:

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Fantastic fungi

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness (and long may it stay that way)

Having just uploaded a large batch of photos to my Flickr portfolio, largely “autumn shots” taken over the past two or three weeks’ worth of walks, I thought I would share a mini-gallery through my blog, if only to celebrate … Continue reading

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Sunlight across heather

The heather is just starting to come out across the heathland where I walk and, in just a few weeks, will be a thick carpet of purple.  This new painting Sunlight across heather is from photos I took with my … Continue reading

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