Oil Painting 29 – Stretton Aqueduct

By Rob Pointon

Stretton Aqueduct

The road to Weston, the busy A5, dips under this Thomas Telford iron crossing and the contrast between the rushing cars and the slow boats floating above is something I wanted to capture. When I got to paint the piece though, with the boat moored just alongside the aqueduct, this contrast wasn’t shouting out as the main subject and in fact the painting doesnt really contain any boats or traffic but instead has become the study of a startling and enjoyable sunset which I couldn’t have predicted after over a dismal month of rain in what was supposed to be a glorious summer of boating!

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