Wednesday, 10 April 2013

April Swans on the Nene

Oil on Board, 6 x 8 inches

This is more my meat - you just can't beat a good, slow-moving river to paint, and put in a couple of Swans and voila.  I guess it's my default subject, but you know that by now!  

I was always drawn to water as a boy, either fishing for Dace, Chub, Minnows and Bullheads in the Sor Brook in Bodicote, or Roach and Gudgeon in the Oxford Canal, or Chub, Sticklebacks and Perch in the River Cherwell, or Brown Trout in the rivers near Llan Ffestiniog, or Rainbow Trout in Llyn Trawsfynydd, or........happy days of yesteryear, reading the Mr Crabtree books - now come on, who remembers them - Mr Crabtree and his son Peter, written and illustrated by Bernard Venables - that's stoked up a few memories for some of you hasn't it? 


  1. Happy days indeed Peter. Wonderful paintings as always. Thank you also for your condolences. Best Regards

    1. Thanks Trevor - I lost my dad 22 years ago, so I know how you feel. I'm sure he was very proud of you and your great talent. All the best mate.


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