Sunday, 5 August 2012

Swans By The River Coln

Oil on Linen Canvas, 18 x 26 inches

A larger painting this one, on my favourite Belgian linen canvas.  The river Coln is in the Cotswolds and is a beautiful chalk stream favoured by fly fisherman, hoping to lure the Brown Trout in these waters. 

It's always a little tricky to make such green paintings have enough variety of colour in them, but the dappled sunlight through the trees onto the vegetation on the right helped provide sufficient tonal changes.

A quote on BBC Radio Four's brilliant 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' from dead-pan host Jack Dee:
"Kingston Borough Council are rightly proud of their waste disposal and landfill service, boasting they have the second biggest pile of rubbish in London.....the biggest is in the Tate Modern".


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