At the Edge Oils on board 6 x 8 inches, in black frame.
Lakeside reeds and birches in the autumn sun.
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Painted using a photograph reference some time ago,
I have had this little painting in my studio.
Although I do sometimes take photographs of the landscape I rarely use them when I work.
I find it is easy to become a slave to the image forgetting what attracted me to the scene.
Over the years I have taught myself to 'see' the landscape in colour, shape and form.
I look for darks against lights and colour in shadows.
My aim is to depict an atmospheric sense of place rather than exact detail.