Bitterne Boats, Southampton
20" x 16" acrylic on canvas board
This painting shows a view of a number of boats, some of them wrecks, on the River Itchen in Southampton, Hampshire. It is based on a number of photographs taken from Northam Bridge and looking toward the hilly suburb of Bitterne. The time is a summer evening with calm waters and the tide going out from this tidal estuary section of the river, revealing a land of mud and algea, and long lost sunken boats. The late evening light gives the scene a slight golden glow. The painting is done in acrylics on a canvas board measuring 20” x 16”, and was painted in autumn 2014.
© Martin Davey Fine Art