The view from this vantage point is a urban car park from the town centre looking over pasture meadows with cycle tracks running along the field boundaries. This painting was a challenge because of it's small size.
The finished painting! Taken on my phone. The white around the watery sunlight is the reflection from the still wet paint. I've enjoyed painting this subject, it's local to where I live in Harlow and different to the sort themes I've painted of late. I'm always on the look out for interesting views.
The Nettleswell woods to the left have a cycle track running alongside it. The two lines of hedges emerging from the snow covered fields have branches of the cycle track network behind them. The low building to the left of the tower block is Passmores which was moth-balled a few years ago. I used to live in the Barn Mead estate which is behind this old school.
The origin of this new painting is referenced from a photo I took back in 2011. Looking across snow covered meadows in the middle of Harlow Town from the Water gardens car park. The stage you see here is the beginnings of the distant horizon and milky sunlit sky, an early morning at 9.00am. The two blue streaks near the foreground mark where the trees and hedgerows will be. The tower in the background isn't finished yet!!!!
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