Monday, 14 February 2011

CANAL - BUTTINGTON nr WELSHPOOL - acrylic on canvas £70(P+P)

This was a difficult painting to complete (and to photograph) as it contains very little colour other than green. It was important that it worked tonally. Maybe the application of a glaze would improve it still further but that is too very risky a step to take.The canal runs alongside the main road from Newtown to Welshpool and beyond and was once a very important part of Newtown's trading process. After the weaving industries of Newtown were taken over by the mechanics of the North, the canal fell silent. This was impacted by a bursting of the banks of the canal outside Newtown. Now it is a wonderful nature reserve, cycle track and walkway. It is often seen on TV programmes with Iolo Williams (the naturalist) who lives close by.
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