The inspiration behind the original “Mellow” narrowboat paintings.
A series of narrowboat paintings that play with the light and dark of the “canal corridor”. Looking ahead or behind while steering my boat and glimpsing the dark shadow of a boat approaching or disappearing through a canopy of overhanging branches or from under a bridge.
This painting is Mellow 2 (2018). An original acrylic on canvas painting, by Waterways Artist Jan Vallance. Small long landscape canvas 6″ x 12″ and .75″ deep.
It is varnished for protection with a low sheen varnish.
The paint on this picture is built up in layers. It includes gold paint and my trademark swirls. Unfortunately the gold doesn’t show up very well in the photos. The paint is carried on down the sides of the canvas so there is no need for framing, though I think that a good deep frame enhances the picture.