William Ritchie
William Ritchie

Gisborne, Australia

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Oil on stretched linen


The light first thing on a clear winter morning as the mist lifts is spectacular. Despite the cold, it is one of my favorite time to be out and about. As the first rays of sun hit the landscape the wildlife undergoes a shit change from nocturnal to diurnal. At this time it is not uncommon to catch the nocturnal hunters making the most of the favorable conditions before retiring for the day. In this painting I tried to capture these condition with the loitering barn owl hunting the long dry grass as the first rays of sun pierce the mist and light up the landscape. I really liked the cooler aesthetic to this painting with the remaining frost hanging on in the shadows of the grass and the looming gum tree in the depth of the valley.

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