Wells Farm Field
Wells Farm Field' is one of two pictures (see also Wells Farm Stream) inspired by this haven for wildlife. I've tried to capture the feeling of the wide borders of native wild flowers that were in full bloom when we went. They formed a patchwork of yellows, oranges and whites alongside hedges of native species that were colouring up with ripening berries and hips. The view was framed by the Chiltern Hills in the background.
Wells Farm is being returned to a paradise for wildlife by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust by striking a balance between farming wheat and barley and creating a thriving habitat for native species. The open fields are edged by six-metre wide margins that have been sown with a colourful wildflower seed mixture which attract insects and small mammals. In addition, a wide grassy bank crossing the arable fields from north to south has been sown with a variety of tufted grasses to provide cover for spiders and beetles. These in turn help to control pests.
The Chilterns are a crescent of chalk hills running primarily through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The nature reserves protect ancient pastures that are home to rare species of flora and fauna.
Acrylic, mixed media and cold wax on wooden panel 30 X 30 cm (~12 X 12 inches)
Frame is 43.5 X 43.5 X3.5 cm (~ 17 X 17 X 1.25 inches)
The picture is finished with a protective wax finish which gives it a gorgeous subtle sheen. The sides of the panel are painted off white.
Picture is supplied framed in a simple white wooden frame.
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