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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Ice on Erewash Canal


A small 10 x 8 oil on MDF panel painted earlier today. Carlson warns against painting the unusual and I think this is verging on one of those occasions. However, this piece was never meant for sale and I couldn't resist having a stab at this strange light effect. The underside of this bridge was receiving an intense warm light reflected from the canal. 

4 Comments:

Blogger Marilyn M. King said...

Wonderful and guttsey! Just love that lit underside of the bridge. I've rarely seen frozen water in person, what a wonderful challenge to capture the magic. Beautiful work.

13 December 2008 at 05:26  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks Marilyn, although this particular light effect looked slightly surreal, I thought it would be good practice to try and record it.

13 December 2008 at 08:38  
Blogger Solvay said...

I found your blog via Marc Hanson's blog - I love this painting! I used to live by a bridge almost exactly like that, and the way the ice formed in the lagoon beneath it.....well, you captured that perfectly!
Thank you.

1 January 2009 at 18:19  
Blogger Keith said...

Thanks Solvay - It is often the seemingly insignifcant pieces that manage to say something - rewarding!

3 January 2009 at 15:02  

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