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.