Sunday, June 10, 2007

Nene, Northamptonshire

nenefields
nenelake
Robin and Hugo were practicing their wildwater canoeing, so I walked around the lake nearby. It’s not a place I’ll happily go back to because despite the fact that it looked quite pretty, the constant noise of traffic from the nearby motorway was unbearable.

6 Comments:

Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

A motorway, what, where, can't see it! Our freeways have sculptural little hills, walls, kind of arty, etc. to try and keep the traffic sound away from people. Geelong to Melbourne is a freeway, and we can go to the Melbourne airport without a single traffic light, so it's useful, but I wouldn't like to live close to a freeway.
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I really like the second pic.

6/12/2007 2:16 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I love the wateryness.

6/13/2007 1:02 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Oh colour again, I agree I cant see the motorway but I guess the noise would be frustrating. Lovely water shadows.

6/14/2007 5:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a favorite lake spot that was the same way, Julie. I had to go there at dawn if I wanted the sound to match the tranquility of the place--otherwise, I couldn't stand it. What a lovely spot by that water, and somehow you were able to convey the peacefulness that lay underneath that clashing noise.
Annie

6/15/2007 1:10 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

It's funny how your feelings of being disturbed by the noise do appear in the paintings--while the scene is tranquil the feeling is one of disturbance instead of serenity. I do like it when feelings come through a painting, not just the image though. I remember a sunflower I painted that I struggled with mightily. I hated it but my dad loved it just because he could see the struggle in it. Of course he was a psychotherapist, so maybe that explains it (and a lot of other stuff too).

6/17/2007 10:19 PM  
Blogger pussman said...

thise are so freshly painted, nothing too much. Just as it should. Lovely! Really!!
Danielle

6/18/2007 3:40 PM  

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