Terry Harrison’s latest watercolour painting project used the Basingstoke Canal as it’s theme which appealed to me as I live only a short distance from the canal and it runs around the edge of my golf course near Aldershot in Hampshire.
Apparently the canal is also known locally as the “Green Canal” because of its predominant colour green! Due to development work at Basingstoke over the years they have blocked off that end of the canal and it no longer reaches Basingstoke itself but comes to an end in Old Basing.
I love the quiet and peaceful atmosphere that surrounds the canal as it winds its way through trees and typical English countryside and I have tried to capture the feel of that with the sun creating dappled shadows as it shafts its way through the branches and creates dark shaded areas across the tow path by the side of the canal. I hope you enjoy this tranquil scene and it makes you reflect on the green and pleasant land that is rural England.
It is painted on 9″ x 12″ Arches 140lb cold press watercolour paper with White Nights professional watercolour paints.