Paintings from the riverbank - as lockdown eased

From the end of May, as lockdown eased, Old Father Thames and Mother Nature have inspired my art.

Paintings from the riverbank – as lockdown eased
24th June 2020 Jane Tomlinson
In About art

From the end of May 2020, and as lockdown eased in June, I was able to take walks by the river. Old Father Thames and Mother Nature have guided my painting completely!

For the first two months of lockdown I painted what I could see on my daily walks close to home; predominently the arrival of spring, but other things, too! As lockdown has eased, we have driven the 3 miles to Farmoor and taken walks by the Thames to watch the action down there.

Down by the riverside

With the trees now in full leaf, and the riverside flowers blooming there has been much to observe. The bright splashes of yellow of the irises, the white blooms of elder and angelica, and the reeds reaching skywards.

Since my much-needed eye operation was cancelled back in March, I have deliberately chosen subjects which are more forgiving and I can easily access – trees, rivers, foliage, flowers – which all allow me to apply paint freely and not worry about detail.

Digital files are available of all these paintings for you to make a one-off print in a size and format of your choice, price £35.

Here are my riverside paintings, made as lockdown eased in late May and June 2020. I hope you enjoy them.

The Thames at Swinford Bridge

26 -27 June
The Thames at Swinford Bridge
watercolour & acrylic inks – £215

Grey wagtail by the Windrush
23 June
Grey wagtail by the Windrush
watercolour & acrylic inks – £215
Bridge over the Wharf Stream, Eynsham

25 June
SOLD Bridge over the Wharf Stream, Eynsham
watercolour & acrylic inks – £215

Yellow flags among the willows
8-9 June
SOLD Yellow flags among the willows
watercolour & acrylic inks
Angelica by the Thames

4-5 June
Angelica by the Thames
watercolour & acrylic inks – £215

Heron over the Thames

2-3 June
Heron over the Thames
watercolour & acrylic inks – £195

Sedge warbler by the Thames

30-31 May
Sedge warbler by the Thames
watercolour & acrylic inks – £215

Yellow flags by the Thames
24-25 May
SOLD Yellow flags by the Thames
watercolour & acrylic inks
Thames Path near Farmoor, Oxfordshire
23 May
SOLD Thames Path near Farmoor, Oxfordshire
watercolour & acrylic inks

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