Hall's Wood 1959
Oil on board; 75 x 121 cms
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
Completed at the home of Christopher Hall, 244 Andover Road, Newbury. Christopher Hall was a fellow painter, lifelong friend and godfather to Tom and Pat's son, David.
Sketchbook, 1959 (Tom Cross Estate):
'4th April 1959. After 5 days work on Hall's Wood - 244, I have one day more. Started Monday drawing on rough side of hardboard improved with two coats flat white. Drawing in cobalt blue and then with yellow ochre. Monday, Tues & Wednesday now still transparent but in full colour. On Wednesday evening I decided it was necessary to use opaque paint, and for Thursday and Friday used that paint with grey base for structure. Colours - soft green, veridian clove green cobalt blue. ivory. Black. Burnt amber, burnt sienna...red yellow ochre, cardamon yellow, clove yellow and lemon yellow...white.'