A Devon Rainforest
For Sale Oil painting by David W Young. 36" X 24".
I was on horseback and riding up hill onto this
bluff that suddenly exposed the whole majesty of
this Dartmoor valley. This landscape I now saw
simply couldn’t be England.
It was too epic, far too wild. It gave
me a glimpse of the great deciduous forest that
once swathed these islands.
This painting has no sky, no river. I want you to get lost in it.
I have painted sunshine breaking through the moist afternoon haze to drizzle
light on the trees of this deep meandering gorge. The haze on this skin of leaves
hides a world of dank mosses, ferns & lichens that sheath bent and
twisted trees which thrust through the piles of granite clitter that are
in turn coated in this green living shroud.