|Large en plein air oil on canvas 30"x24" - view showing Beverley from Swinemoor|
Returning the next day, at the same time, visibility was better, with more sky interest. In the distance a gathering of large birds could be seen to my left. Some ponies walked into view to the right, and another dog came over. As I painted a mature man passed heading towards Hull Bridge, later a younger man headed down river, perhaps to a distant mooring? The dog, was with two girls, wearing wellingtons, who were noisily exploring the massive, though shallow, pools of water. They recalled their dog as I walked away, but not before I offered it one of George's biscuits .... which it refused. I also realised that large canvases can easily be caught by the wind which can be tricky when the canvas is still wet, as my padded jacket can testify.