Friday, 23 March 2012

Evening Glow, Late July

Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches

I painted this little Oil as another demonstration piece to the Melton Mowbray Art Club last month, and finished it off yesterday in the studio.  

The subject, my local river Welland again, is depicted in that lovely warm glow of a late July evening, when all is still and the only sounds are the occasional cellophane rub of Hawker Dragonflies patrolling up and down like Chinook helicopters and the sweet birdsong of Blackbirds and 'pewing' of Buzzards and Red Kites.  It's rare that I don't see the electric blue flash of a Kingfisher and hear its high-pitched alarm cry.  I am indeed a lucky boy to be able to make a living from painting in such places, whilst most people are stuck in a car jam, trying to get home in the evening.


  1. As per usual a delight to view both of these p aintings Peter. Your comments too so well executed I felt I was in the countryside. It,s quite amazing how many variations of greens you are able to produce. I also feel sorry for the willows it must look quite bare without them. Best wishes Ve

    1. Thank you Ve - you're very perceptive! I'm going to have to look out for you...I reckon you're going to start doing some of your own and undercut me............!
      It does look very sad now to see a hole where those great Willows stood.

    2. Thanks but you have no worries on that score time is not a friend of mine. Ve


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