I sat by the Leeds Liverpool Canal one sunny morning the other week and painted the canal by the swing bridge. The on site sketch is below. I thought that the second painting might be better as a wide format image.
On the morning when I came to leave, a narrowboat was coming up to open the bridge. With the wide format I thought that something on the left hand side might balance up the painting a bit more, so I included this boat
in the painting. It now seems to have taken over as the subject of the painting.
The original sketch.
Other canal paintings are on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com