Towpath on the Grand Union Canal, Frogmore
Robin and Xavier went kayaking and Rufus and I walked alongside on the towpath. This is the home of Frogmore Mill and Apsley Mill – the birthplace of paper’s industrial revolution, where the world’s first mechanised paper mill was made. On this stretch of the canal, there’s a notoriously grumpy swan who flies at the canoeists. He didn’t let us down today, to Xavier’s delight. The walk from the canoe club to the first lock is a mile long, which is where we turned round and walked/kayaked back. I then painted this whilst the other two messed about for a bit longer on the water.
255mm x 325mm pen and watercolour on Arches HP