Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Longboat Summer

Oil on Canvas, 22 x 30 inches

This quintessential English river scene is at Waternewton where the River Nene runs through the old watermill in the painting, which is no longer a working mill, sadly, but a block of homes.

I had a lot of fun painting the reflections of the trees in shadow and then the bright greens of the sunlit reeds and vegetation on the right, although the colours in the photo are a little more vivid than in the painting.  The sunlit weeds growing on the water were dragged in with a well-loaded large rigger when the paint was sticky, using the weave of the canvas to give texture.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful Peter, and so nostalgic to us overseas Brits!

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    1. Thank you John and Barbara - glad to stir the memories!

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  2. Splendid, and the grass in the corner could be a painting all on it's own!

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    1. Ha ha, thanks Sharon - bit boring though!

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