Oil on Board, 12 x 17 inches
The Gallery in Devon want some high Summer paintings, so here's another very green painting. It is 7.30pm by the River Teign near Chagford in Devon, and the harshness of Summer daylight has made way for the more mellow, gentle light of evening. This particular spot has slow-moving, deeper water towards a weir, after which the water crashes its way downstream towards Fingle Bridge, but here, the reflections are gorgeous and I've made hay with the glassy surface, broken by the foreground rocks.
The bankside vegetation on the left and right were largely executed with my 1" household brush again, whilst the water is painted wholly with a No.6 Short Flat Series 24 Mongoose brush from Rosemary and Co. - the best brush I know for the job. It has soft, yet springy hairs, carries loads of paint and the chisel edge stays like a chisel time after time, enabling slabs of paint to be applied with the side of the brush, and sharp, fine ripples at the same time by turning the brush around and using the sharp edge.