The Old Bridge at Hannam, Salisbury


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The Old Bridge at Hannam, Salisbury

Oil on Canvas  (12 inches x 8 inches) (Unframed)

This is also what I call a ‘quickie’.I painted this in just two days. By pure serendipity I used something of a different technique. Sometimes, when you squeeze paint form the tube, especially if its a new tube or one that hasn’t been used for ages, the linseed gets separated from the pigment, and you get a pool of linseed come out of the tube first, resulting in very wet colour.

This happened with this painting, and so as I painted the shrubbery and reflections in the water, the paint, for me, was unusually fluid. I found that it gave good effect to the marks I was making, and for this particular composition seemed quite effective, so I stayed with it.

This is a very nice view, taken from a pub garden, which on a summer’s day is just the place for a bite to eat and a cool drink, looking at the river, the swans and trout. Very English don’t you think?

Additional information

Dimensions40.64 × 60.96 cm

Original, Canvas Print, Mounted Art Paper