'Ruska'

 In the Land of the Midnight sun vast coniferous and birch forests cover the land and Lapland stretches from Russia to Norway as one of the last great wildernesses of the world. In winter the temperatures are as low as -50 degrees, but in a short spring and summer the weather is mild and warm. When the first frosts arrive in September, the "taiga" (or forest) turns into a glowing tapestry of colour - the season of Ruska

The paintings below are the first of new work exploring the landscape of the Luosto-Pyhä area of northern Finland. 

 

Oil painting studies of the extraordinary contrasting colours of trees and blueberries near Sodankyla. 

Also available as archive quality prints mounted but not framed. Image size 10ins x 10ins @ £50
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