Saturday, 4 September 2010
Rennies Mill River
I'm still working on my little series of hidden rivers, albeit slowly and sporadically. I have a number of rivers or perhaps better called streams and they mostly haven't got a lot of 'oomph' to them, acting more like cuts through the land than fast moving water.
I had created a rough pastel on Rennies Mill River which crosses the city and through the Waterford Valley, heading to the sea. My viewpoint here is flanked by a ball field on one side and a supermarket car park on the other. It leads under the road and empties into Quidi Vidi Lake which is a popular spot for joggers and ducks.
When I look up this river, it transports me to another place entirely. I decided to see how the same view would translate into oil paints. The painting at the beginning of the post is a 5 x 7 piece, started last night and completed today.
I still have quite a number of rivers to document and between fish and printing, it could take some time. However, it will be a good project to keep me going during the winter.