Here’s the plein air painting I did last weekend near Kendenup…

 (Kendenup Rail Bridge. 30x20cm oil on board. © Andy  Dolphin)

It’s far from perfect but it was an unusual subject or me and presented quite a number of challenges from perspective to tonal contrasts to colour to reflections. Plus, the sun was setting fast so all these things had to be dealt with without much thought.

At one point I thought I’d lost it completely but I pushed on and once I’d mapped in the major highlight areas in the foreground and on the bridge pillars, it didn’t look so bad so I continued with it. From here on I added most colour and tone from memory as the scene had changed dramatically in a short time.

I hope to go back soon and try again, from a lower angle so we can see the width of the bridge.