Painting – Kennet and Avon Canal

I’ve finally got around to doing some more painting recently.

This is the Kennet and Avon canal near Limpley Stoke. I was trying to capture the patterns of intense light and shade caused by the sunlight falling through the trees.

Kennet and Avon Canal near Limpley Stoke

Canal near Limpley Stoke

 

It’s not 100% successful but I think I did manage to get the feeling of walking down a tunnel of trees that you get along the canal. It’s a lovely place to walk and was particularly magical on the day last autumn on which this picture is based.

I am also pleased with the colours. I did try and paint the canal once before, it ended up looking very brown, which I avoided this time.

 

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