waterways project - charcoal sketch
The canal just outside Market Harborough. Charcoal sketch, size A3. Vivien Blackburn
A charcoal sketch of the canal just outside Market Harborough - a spur comes off the Grand Union canal and climbs up via 14 locks to reach the marina here.
It was surprisingly busy with lots of boats passing and as they go at little more than walking pace a few chatted as they passed. The passing boats and changing light as clouds wento by meant that the reflections constantly changed. The trees were silhouetted against the brightly sunlit field.
Little bright blue dragonflies were skimming over the water and landing on my friend's painting. They obviously didn't think much of mine..