|Poppies on the South Downs in Sussex
My plan was to start at Rodmell village , walk up Mill hill , and descend at Swanborough, then back to Lewes via the brooks ...
|The sign at the top of Mill Hill
|Views from my walk on the South Downs
From the barn the views headed south towards Rottingdean and Ovingdean , the sea lined the horizon and splashes of bright red poppies lit up the views!
Looking south the bright white chalk track contrasted brilliantly with the colours of the wild flowers !
Most of the fields this year are filled with crops of barley that gently sway in the coastal breeze, mimicking the waves of the near by sea .
It's hard to describe, but I have tried to capture it in my painting...
"South Downs Poppies"
Acrylic on canvas 18"x 24"
|"South Downs poppies" Acrylic painting
To capture the scene a little more I decided to paint a small picture of the view south overlooking the sea towards Rottingdean....
"Poppies to the sea"
Acrylic on canvas 12" x 10"
|Painting the poppies on the South Downs