Friday, 13 September 2013

Autumn by the Teign

Oil on Board, 7.5 x 10 inches

I've often said that painting still water or slow-moving rivers is the easiest part of any painting, but painting fast-moving water is a different kettle of fish altogether.  

This was a relatively overcast day, but just for a few seconds only, the evening sun broke through and danced on the water providing jewels of sparkling light.  I actually enjoyed painting the myriads of slightly different, subtle marks of colour to depict the water tumbling over the rocks and undulating riverbed, and was really pleased with how this one worked out.  Sometimes a painting just works and sometimes it doesn't.  When it does come off the brush well, first time, without fiddling, it's just a joy! 


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