Earsdon Village from Rake Lane by Norman Tween


Earsdon Village from Rake Lane

Earsdon Village from Rake Lane. Rapeseed oil crop flowering. This rough oil study is a couple of years old. 8×8 inches. Cheap and quick to paint. Beyond the church lies the Victorian graveyard where over 200 victims of the New Hartley pit disaster, many of them children, were laid to rest. There can be great pain in beauty…..Norman Tween

“Vibrant”. That is what this little painting has been called. The use of space here is virant indeed. The village occupies so little of the canvas and does so, so perfectly. The reddish hues compliment the green of the field and separate the field from the pretty blue sky. This sky has movement in it, the brushstrokes seem active.