A winter scene of the boathouses in Coltishall showing the oak tree that came down in January. Its known locally as The Salvation Army Oak as they usually play and sing under the tree each summer Sunday. You'll notice a tree stump behind the rubble, thats one of the swamp cypruses that had to be sawn down due to being dangerous as their roots are affected by a fungus. Such a change to the landscape now.
Had a walk over there the other day and coincidentally timed it to meeting the owner of the boathouses who was chopping up the trunks for firewood. Learned a lot of local history from him.
The painting is watercolour (White Knights again to match the other two paintings for this project) with just a little pen work in the roofs and tree trunks. Same size and paper - 20 x 16 inches Saunders Waterford HP. Found the trunks and 'rubble' of twigs and leaves difficult but enjoyed the rest. So pleased I was there to capture the winter sunlight and cast shadow.