Impressionistic painting of the Tiverton Canal at Holbrook Bridge with ducks swimming past.

Tiverton canal painting at the Holbrook Bridge, Devon

Tiverton canal at the Holbrook Bridge, Devon

The canal is a remarkable place to walk, cycle or just sit and enjoy the view. A a thin ribbon of water full of interesting wildlife and scenery. In the early summer the ducklings and other young waterfowl can easily be spotted. Ducking in and out of the reeds following their parents. Dragonflies and damselflies emerge throughout spring and summer. They zip around and perch on the vegetation only being disturbed as we pass them by. A popular yet mostly tranquil place.

Iris pseudacorus-Art2-PublicSmallStinking Iris (Iris foetidissima)

Painted in the grounds of a country house in 2009, this Iris was fruiting in the late summer on the edge of a pond. The satin finish to these seeds is most attractive. Their shape like a hockey puck, make me want to pick them and feel their shape and texture in my hands.