Thursday, December 19, 2013

River Island at Wick

"River Island at Wick" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

I always find this island in the river at Wick interesting. Its banks have been reinforced with stone for some reason: maybe to act as a breakwater to protect the town downstream. The flagstone walls make it look like a fortress in the river. When the water is high and reaching right up to the foot of the stones, it can even take on the appearance of an old ironclad battleship sailing down the river.

4 comments:

  1. Good evening Keith!... Good to see you back again... in HD wide screen mode again! HA HA!!! Feel more comfortable... I bet!

    A most interesting post. Must be a lot of heavy current when the water is at its high point given this support and the structure of the piers on the bridge behind. Great foreground reflections to draw the eye forward! A nice crisp, clean watercolour!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  2. Hi Bruce, yes there's more elbow room at this size!

    The river isn't a very long one, but there is certainly a lot of water coming down sometimes.

    All the best,
    Keith

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  3. I like the summer time look to this painting. The colours are very fresh and delicate looking.

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  4. Thanks Caroline. It doesn't feel much like summer here at the moment!

    Happy Christmas,
    Keith

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