La Sévre Niortaise

Oil on canvas on board, 24 x 30 cm

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‘When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.’ – Leonardo Da Vinci

I guess I am often drawn to water scenes, and I painted this view of the Niortaise river as it flows through La Mothe-Saint-Heray on it’s way down to the city of Niort last week. A lovely time of year on the river banks, and visited by a number of local fisherman, as the water quality appears to be in great shape and clear, and often during the course of the painting, there was the sound of the fish rising. I have included a few extra images below, the first being a detail from the bottom right of the painting.

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The Roche at Saint-Macoux

Oil on canvas on board, 30 x 24 cm

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“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe ShelleyOde to the West Wind45882

Spring has indeed sprung here at last, although it would have to be said that the winter was not severe, and the colours are finally changing and warming up a bit. This is a view of the Roche river on a warm afternoon. Painted on location, with a few minor touch-ups in the studio.

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