Across The water Meadows: Salisbury
Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx A3) (Unframed)
This painting was a reasonably quick one to complete. In the early stages I found that the colours mixed almost instinctively to the correct hues, and the brushes made exactly the kind of marks that one strives for. That happens so rarely. Evidence of this can be sen in the work on the middle ground, that is, the Cathedral, surrounding houses, and the foliage and fields immediately in front of them. I felt however, that I lost my way a bit when it came to the foreground, and although the rendition of the water is not too bad, it’s not quite what I had aimed for.
But it’s an idyllic scene, quintessentially English, and one that I enjoy every time I walk along the river path by the Water Meadows.
I’m minded next, to try a similar view but a bit more extreme with choice of colour and rendition. It’s accepted that I can’t do abstract, so maybe I’ll try a sort of half way house.