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Canal boats at Stretham painted in pastels

Posted On: Friday 8th November 2013
Summary: A fast, first-strike painting in pastels on the River Great Ouse at Stretham in Cambridgeshire.

Blog Tags: Boats   Plein air   Pastels painting   Reflections in water   Painting rivers   Composition   Painting water   Quick painting   

pastel streathamNo question, this was a really fast plein air painting with pastels. The slightly zig-zag composition of straight lines is what appeals to me and the colour palette is just right too.

It's about 13"x19" on smooth pastel paper. The Great Ouse at Stretham is a lovely place off the beaten track, known only to users of the river.



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