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Flooded Meadows & Swans, Frome Valley

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Medium:  Oil on canvas

Unframed size: 46 x 86 cm

Framed size: 64 x 104 cm

Most winters there is flooding along this stretch of the River Frome in Dorset. Two winters ago the floods were particularly severe and I spent days on this stretch working out of the back of my Landrover alternating between making little watercolour studies and bigger oil paintings. This one was painted around dusk over a period of two or three days and focuses on a particular stand of trees and the resident swans. I was moved by the way the setting sun was still lighting up the heads of the clouds as the landscape below fell into darkness.