david-justb_midnightI wanted to do something a bit sinister for this category. My inspiration was a dramatic skyline behind a brutally trimmed hedgerow as the sun set in Norfolk. Initially I was just going to paint this and then I decided to extend the idea, Earlier in the walk we had seen a barn owl flying ghost like up the margin of the field. However I chose an eagle owl for its coal fire eyes. I wanted to portray the brutality of nature and deliberately painted the unfortunate mouse a deathly green to accentuate its fate. But as always I slipped into painting too much detail, but i enjoyed it until the hedge.