Wind in the Reeds, Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches
Very simple composition this one, and is the River Welland at one of my stretches near Duddington in Rutland. I painted it as a demonstration piece and refined it a little more in the studio and finished off the reeds in the foreground, which were bending over in the fresh breeze, giving lots of different tones and colours as the varying angles changed.
I'm often asked how I paint reeds, so if you value your life again, stop reading now. For you brave souls still reading and riding your luck, these were painted with a No4 Rosemary&Co long-handled Long Flat, Series 279, but keep it quiet....
Grazing by the Nene, Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches
This one I painted in July, en plain air, but just finished it off. Those sharp-eyed ones among you will recognise it from my July 15th post, when I showed a few steps to the painting.
Moody Morning, Derwentwater
Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches
Again, this was another one painted en plein air last November, just refined a bit in the studio. I also added the red ferry boat that takes folks around the lake, just for a spot of colour in an otherwise grey landscape.
The Reed Dabbler, Oil on Board, 10 x 14 inches
This was another painting I did as a demo to an art society earlier in the year, duly finished off. A classic riverine view in high summer, but can you spot the female Mallard?