On returning to the Stour with my makeshift easel to continue with my river painting today I was spotted by a fisherman some distance away. He initially thought that I was a fellow angler, but realised over time that I was actually a painter - and that in fact I was his sister-in-law.
Dave, like me, spent some of his childhood years in nearby Bryanston village. He knows and loves the Stour and, again like me, visits regularly to sit on its banks.
He fishes. I paint.
We both experience the connection with nature that sitting still in the landscape for a long time brings with it.
A high-quality photograph of the painting can be seen on the front page of my main website: www.harrietbarber.com and also in the Available for Sale section.