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Bluebells in Shakespeare's wood

This stunning bluebell wood is called Pigeonhouse Wood and was beloved of Shakespeare who referred to it in one of his sonnets!
These are English bluebells and the smell of them while I painted was remarkable. it's like a heady vanilla aroma. Combined with the wild garlic it was a Spring time delight.
In fact I stuck actual bluebells and wild garlic blooms into the paint as a finishing touch...

acrylic 2004. Timmy Mallett

This painting is featured in a US education publication to illustrate a poem by Mary TallMountain called There is No word for Goodbye.

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