I was painting this view earlier today and sitting under the beech trees by the side of the Rivington Reservoir I was struck by how this year’s fine weather has given us days of purest spring light. It might be my imagination but the atmosphere seems to be... This painting reminds me how much a painting can change during its creation. It went through several stages and at one time it looked like this: But several iterations later it looks radically different. Mountains appeared, people disappeared and reappeared in a... Here’s today’s painting: a small study, perhaps for a larger painting. Trying to channel Turner for this one. Not succeeding of course, but enjoying the process.