Haven of peace.
Lakeside at Benniworth Haven Oils on canvas 5 x 6.5 inches
Remembering the peaceful day beside the lakes in this lovely place.
It is some years since my visit but the memory is still with me.
I wanted to give a sense of wild and abstracting the image seems right.
It is easy to tighten up with a subject like this...trying to be too realist and photographic wouldn't give me the same feeling. The colours are muted for the same reason.
The study is quite bold and I like the brushwork.
Strong, brave strokes set down and left alone.