This is Martin Mere, a bird sanctuary to the North of Southport. In their reception area they allow art exhibitions and I’ve taken up a slot in April/May. I have decided to focus on the landscape between the Mersey and the Ribble Estuaries of which Southport is a part..I thought that I might do some of the wetland areas here which is close to the Ribble Estuary.
Other landscapes of the area are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com
I had an image of a lake but I wanted to add something in the foreground which would complement the mood. A fellow blogger Richard Baker on wordpress.bakercake35.com had some great shots of Wastwater and there was one with some rocks in the water. I realised that I could use a similar motif. With some rocks leading the eye into the water, they could also echo the shapes of the hillside and I could maintain the colour balance.
I was pleased with the simplicity of the piece.
Other landscapes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com