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Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten)
Looking toward the Minster, via tree lined Wigginton Road

City of York painting:‘Wigginton Road in Summer’

This City of York oil painting shows one of the many distinct roads leading to the city's centre.

Like many of the approaches to the historic heart of this town, the Minster can be seen for miles before you arrive.

York is a beautiful city in the middle of the biggest county in the UK: Yorkshire.

original studio oil painting

  • Artwork Size: 50.5 x 50.5 cm (20 x 20 ins)
  • Medium: oil
  • Ground: canvas

It's best known for its ancient architecture and long history, alternatively called Jorvik (Viking) and Eboracum (Roman).

What's not always recognised is the amount of trees lining numerous roads, filling the city's parks, and enriching the banks along the river Ouse – a walk worth doing should you visit.

I have several plans to make more paintings of aspects of the city I know well, and they will often be filled with trees, like this oil painting.

Rich with detail on softly modelled foliage and full of summer sunshine, lighting leaves and casting shadows, the oil painting reflects a warm summers day. Despite the city all around, a blackbird perches in a tree while a squirrel scampers and birds fly overhead. This is the city I know and love.

Two details and an in progress picture hopefully give a sense of the painting's appearance.

An interesting painting to make, because it's a mix of landscape art and city art.