Monday, 14 December 2009


Today I returned to my favourite spot by the river Stour.

It is also my favourite time of year for painting landscapes and riverscapes.

This is because I am fascinated by the bareness of the trees, and the stark patterns they make against the cool, light sky.

I started work on this canvas this morning, and worked on it until dusk fell, as the final photograph shows.

If the weather is consistent I will have the painting, which is quite large, finished by the end of the week.


Chris Rudge Renewable Power said...

Thats a good leap of progress in these short winter days.. Dont get cold!

Brian Sloan said...

Fabulous! I hope the weather holds for you all through the week. The scale of your insitu work is an inspiration. I am not sure that our weather here in Nova Scotia would allow entertaining the idea of such a prolonged session. All the best. Brian Sloan

Harriet Barber said...

Thanks Chris,
I am much better these days at wrapping up warm, and I take my flask of coffee which helps.

Thanks Brian,
Unfortunately the weather didn't hold and I couldn't continue with it the following day due to constant light rain. I'll put up with the cold and harsh winds but the rain makes it impossible for me to paint outside.
I'm really hoping it wont rain again tomorrow as I'm very keen to work some more on the painting.

Tony Perrotta said...

I to love this scene Harriet, Wish I could paint it someday ! Not as big as you though ! Great work as always.