Image Size: 33.5 x 24.0 cms (13.1 x 9.4”)
Acrylic on paper
Original artwork from page 65 of ‘Orchards Through the Eyes Of An Artist’ (Langford Press) ISBN 1904078087
Cherries were first introduced to Britain by the Romans, but were well known to the Greeks from at least 300BC. Although the Normans were responsible for propagating the fruits, following the invasion of 1066, it wasn’t until the sixteenth century that serious cherry growing took hold in Kent, the county that remains famous for growing the fruit to this day.
I enjoyed painting this image, especially adding the shadows, which gave the studies a real 3-D feel.