Sunset over the River Colne – oil on canvas – 50 x 76 cm
This picture was mainly painted in January at the same time as I was working on the two ‘Afterglow’ pictures featured in earlier blogs. These three paintings were intended to be a break from the detailed images I had been working on throughout last year. All three have much looser brushwork and empty foregrounds, also they were all painted onto blue/grey grounds as opposed to warm ground colours such as burnt sienna. The source material for all three paintings came from a walk I took along the towpath when I was last in Wivenhoe visiting my old friend the artist Paul Rumsey.
There’s a lot to be said for keeping something simple and I hope that these pictures invoke a sense of peace.