The Anderton Boat Lift – One of the ‘Wonders of the Waterways’ crying out to be given some dramatic perspective treatment – accentuating the height of the structure by pulling the verticals towards a vanishing point at the zenith and bowing the horizon slightly around that point. Also knocking the overall structure of the view off vertical, setting it at a mild angle to give added drama, a technique frequently used by comic book and graphic illustrators. I was blessed with temperatures over 20 degrees and a cloudless sky for 2 days running. Not bad for mid-March! The lift complex was closed to the public as it was still the winter break but the kind staff let me through to paint.
- Oil on Board, 2012
- 32” x 24”