Thursday, 29 May 2014

May Breeze

Oil on Board, 6x8 inches

Up to my eyeballs framing paintings this week, but somehow squeezed this one out yesterday morning. It's the River Welland on Stamford Meadows, with the hawthorn in fall bloom. 

Most of this little painting was completed with my 1" household brush, save for the dark tree bows on the left and the water. The suggestion of the breeze ruffling the water was done by placing in the tree reflections, then dragging a reasonably well-loaded brush across with a light sky colour, because that, of course, is what happens when the wind blows across water - the mini-peaks created reflect the sky instead of the trees, until calm is restored and the tree reflections are restored.


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