Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rain, Frenchman's Creek.

Rain, Frenchman's Creek
Watercolour. 30cm x 25cm or 12inches x 10inches

It is early evening after a very still misty day, it is summer so it has been warm. The trees on the far bank seem to be steaming. The air cools slightly and it begins to rain, big drops of rain making beautiful ripples in the slow river water. The tide gently fills the creek and fish swim lazily in the shallow water, occasionally making a bigger ripple as they jump for a passing insect. It is very quiet.
This is at the top of the creek, close by the little cottage in the woods where Daphne du Maurier penned the hugely romantic book "Frenchman's Creek"

3 comments:

babette said...

You captured the water so beautifully! I'm in drought-stricken Texas, so this image of rain is much appreciated. We just don't see it anymore...

Gary Keimig said...

very nice blog. Wonderful watercolors

Andrew H said...

Great painting, love the detail on the water....