Sunday, 21 August 2011

Series – Stour 2



Here's the second of my recent series of paintings from the banks of the river Stour at Bryanston.

I painted this in the rain.

6 comments:

Chris Rudge said...

Looking back the other way?.. Rain!.. its lucky you use oils rather than watercolours :)

The Wessex Reiver said...

brings back happy memories of life along the Stour, bold and dramatic, I like these.

Harriet Barber said...

Thank you both for your comments.
I will be painting the sea in and around Weymouth next

showtimeart.com said...

Love your paintings. They are fresh and full of energy. I usually go to the galleries to see the real art there but sometimes I go on internet and find a different world in other artist's work.

London Accountant said...

I couldn't help but take the last sentence of your comment, "I painted this in the rain", as part of the painting itself, if you know what I mean.

It was as though I could see the rain driving down diagonally across your hunched figure and the canvas - the way the greens blend into each other and the way you've used reflections.

Harriet Barber said...

Thank you for these last two comments which I have only just read
@ Showtimeart.com. I was very pleased with how you noted the 'fresh' quality of the painting. I always hope that by sitting outside in these sometimes harsh conditions will pay off by keeping me alert and so the work true and 'fresh'. Many thanks.
@ London Accountant. I like how you describe the image of me couched over the wet canvas. The painting had the rain sitting on its surface initially and then just running off the oily surface. It eventually became impossible to mix the paint particularly with the now
watered down white spirit from the pouring rain. The rain always wins and I reluctantly come to a stop with the painting. I sometimes wonder though if this can be a blessing as often I don't know when to stop a painting and have killed many a good painting for it.

Also this painting along side some other of my River paintings are to be exhibited in Quest Gallery in Bath from next week.

Harriet