Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Painting the boats on the river Ouse at Lewes, Sussex

The River Ouse at Lewes, Sussex
Back in the Summer I visited my local town of Lewes. It's a town steeped in history that has some wonderful architecture. The river Ouse runs through the center of the town and was once a vital means of transport for the Lewes businesses. In the 19th century the waterway was full of barges and boats laden with goods and the river banks were overrun with wharfs, warehouses, granaries, ironworks, breweries, a gasworks, a papermill and soap factory.
The cement works in 1900 and how the buildings look today
Today the river is used mainly for leisure and many small  boats can be seen moored just a short distance from Cliffe bridge.
The river is tidal which causes the reflections to change through out the day, the small colourful boats and their reflections were a perfect subject for a painting...

                                  "River Reflections"
                                                  Acrylic on stretched canvas 24"x 12"
Painting the boats on the river Ouse at Lewes, Sussex


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