Swans on the River Windrush - oil painting

This delightful scene in on the River Windrush near the village of Swinbrook. The family of swans just added to the charm, thankfully they stayed for long enough to gather some reference.

The reference for this has been waiting for some years to be painted, on the day it was late afternoon, not 'ideal' light, the trees were just beginning to change to their autumn colour. Sadly on a more recent visit some of the trees had fallen down into the river, hopefully they will be cleared.

The river itself, is an artists delight with lots of subject matter to be found along it's length - it is also well known for fly fishing and on many visits I've met fishermen and used them to add a human element on some of the paintings/

Detail from "Swans on the River Windrush", nr Swinbrook, Oxfordshire.
Oil. Alistair Butt © 2013 -
#AB 021354

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