Sleeping River (10×12″) Oil on canvas Share this:

Sleeping River (10×12″) Oil on canvas

by Andy Parker

Going down to the Thames at Wapping in the early morning gave me a series of paintings from the same vantage point. This one was unique in my experience,  as I arrived with the river at a ‘null’ point: completely still and calm, between the tide coming in and going out.  Quickly setting up an easel and canvas, I mixed the colours and set the image down – I knew that it couldn’t last for long. Within about five minutes or so the tide had turned and waves began to appear, lapping at the shore…