Monday, May 08, 2006

Walk Fourteen – After the rain



I waited until there was a break in the downpour of rain. After the green dampness of the track alongside Nashe’s Farm, Rufus and I were enveloped by the sickly sweet scent of oil seed rape flowers and dazzled with brilliant yellow on both sides of the Cap Cottages lane. The ground was muddy so I stood and drew the bare bones of the view with a pen, but the Paynes grey stormy sky contrasting with the vivid field was crying out for a colour treatment so I added the watercolour back at home.

7 Comments:

Anonymous rachel said...

These pictures are making me feel homesick for the English countryside - something I thought would never happen.

Thankyou for your beautiful pictures - it is a real treat that there is something lovely guaranteed every day to make me happy.

4:37 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Almost looks like van Gogh was here with those cypress trees in the distance and that yellow.A lovely dramatic sketch. Yes, your blog is making me feel 'home'sick too - though when I fly down in to Heathrow it now seems to me like lego land below - all so orderly and small and busy.

5:54 am  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Rachel, plan to visit in May, it really is the most lovely month.
Alison I have confession, the cypress trees were further to the right, but I shifted them round to include them in the picture.

7:36 am  
Blogger Felicity said...

You've captured that light after the rain perfectly. Amazing clouds!

11:29 am  
Blogger Sue said...

Another absolutely lovely scene, your clouds are spectacular.

6:31 pm  
Blogger Marie-Dom said...

This is gorgeous. A scene I am so familiar with. Beautifully rendered.
MD

7:51 am  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Oil seed rape flowers? We don't call them that here but Canola, which I guess is linked with Canadian rape seed oil. Fields like this abound throughout Victoria these days and have replaced some of the wheat. It's a strong colour and patterns the land which is often dull beige in colour.
This blog is a great idea, and with the maps intriguing what can be found close to your home. I once did a whole booklet of pics and notes based on our front and back gardens next to a church, even a pic of charistmatic singing in the spirit!
W.

7:14 am  

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