Friday, October 20, 2017

Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Four pochades from Northumberland, showing carrier label




I painted the bridge twice. First I felt I didn't go far enough, I didn't "push through" to arrive at a stylistic conclusion somehow signaled by the bridge itself.





 Railway Bridge, Berwick, oil on card, 17.8 x 16 cm





Railway bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed, oil on card, 15.5 x 17.5 cm






So there are two paintings. Now I prefer the first. It's shaky, but I like that.

I walked along the river and painted the tress and bushes in the land beside. Mysterious places- I felt that I could have spent many more days there.




Near Berwick-upon-Tweed, fields, oil on card, 16 x 15.8 cm


There's a nice chunkiness about the handling in this one (above).





Fields, Northumberland, oil on card, 17.5 x 14 cm




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