Thursday, 18 January 2018

Light Coating

Oil on Board, 9 x 12 inches

After the recent snowfall down here in Rutland, I went down to the River Welland at Duddington and found this view at one of my favourite painting spots.
With the sharp, morning sunlight ahead of me and to the left, it provided a nice composition, with the snow on the foreground riverbank and in the far distance in shadow, contrasted with the sunlit snow on the fields in the mid-distance.

Most of the network of feathery branches was done with my 1" decorator's brush, with a few rigger strokes to suggest the bigger branches. All the water was painted with a flat synthetic brush, the lighter, sk reflections firt, then the darker bh and tree reflections aft, then worked together and blended in places with a Rosemary & Co Eclipse long flat.


  1. I have often read the suggestion that a student can learn a lot from painting a series. It has been very revealing to see the variety of views that you have done of this location, at different times of the year, in different lighting conditions and using different colour schemes. Thanks so much for continuing to post images to this blog and to explain your reasons for choosing to capture the particular scene you have painted. Jane

    1. Thank you very much Jane - you're most kind to comment and glad you enjoy looking at and reading about my daubs!


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