Weather forecast says light cloud – but it still looks dark and gloomy out there. I have spent the morning in the studio working up compositions from colour sketches, drawings and photos. If the composition is right the painting will almost “paint itself”. If not I have often resorted to sawing bits off the panel until it works. These paintings have all had this treatment!

Godmanchester Nature Reserve
Eastcote (Northants)
Pike and Eel (Distant)

Looking at these images I notice that the camera is often not very forgiving. There are a few edges than need softening – something I’ll watch out for in the future.

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