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Leaving the City

Leaving the City


I painted this after a walk through a local forest. A small wood really but surprisingly even that can have a positive effect on the nervous system.

Forest bathing - ⁠Shinrin Yoku - is bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. Forest bathing has a whole host of positive effects on our mental health, including a reduction in hostility and depression. I wanted to paint something that could remind one of that forest atmosphere - of the quiet, the calm and the mystery. I wanted the viewer to get lost in this painting....perhaps even use it as a meditation. ⁠

Dimensions: 40 x 40cm

Medium: Coldwax and oil on panel, unframed

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