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This magnificent ancient tree is believed to be over 800 years old and is named after John of Laund who was the Prior at Bolton Abbey from 1286 to 1330. In the 16th century the Laund Oak marked the point where the Forests of Barden and Knaresborough met.
Painted on location.
Ink with wax resist.
15″ × 22″


  • RickDavis
    RickDavisover 3 years ago

    Such an excellent painting of the old tree Martin,,,,my pleasure seeing it,,,,,Rick

  • Why thank you kindly! Best wishes, Martin

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

    BLYTHARTover 3 years ago

    I like the way the sky echoes the wildness of the tree.

  • Thanks Dave! I was being nibbled by midges whilst painting this, so the ‘wildness’ may be down to them! :-)

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • daisygirl7
    daisygirl7over 3 years ago

  • Thank you very much! It certainly is a beautiful tree and it was a pleasure to stand there and paint its portrait.

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 3 years ago

    Congratulations :)

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)
    Martin William...over 3 years ago

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    Such a very dramatic feel to this technique! Like it!

  • Thank you very much Sally – glad you like it!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • IrisGelbart
    IrisGelbartover 3 years ago

    Wonderful………I love it…..

  • Thank you so much – you are very kind!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Love it, makes me think of the boabab trees we have here in South Africa.

  • Thank you Elizabeth – sorry for the delayed reply, I’ve only just found it!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Ivor
    Ivorabout 3 years ago

    very dramatic and bags of atmosphere

  • Thank you Ivor! I was being bitten to death by midges whilst painting it – I’m sure that added to the expressive and vigorous marks!

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

  • Luke Brannon
    Luke Brannonover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! You’ve been featured in Finks of Inks!

  • Luke – thank you! I really appreciate your encouragement :-)

    – Martin Williamson (©cobbybrook)

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