Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Bristol Channel and Severn Bridge from north Somerset.
A blustery wind rushed in from the Atlantic. Diffuse light, muted colours, boundaries between sea and sky and land softened. Studies in blue and grey. The Impressionists would have loved it. (In fact Sisley did paint some later landscapes on the opposite side of the water).
If you can see Wales, according to the locals - tongue in cheek - there's rain on the way. If you can't, then it's already raining. Sure enough a few hours after these were taken the heavens opened.
A line is crossed.
Certainties dissolve. Or maybe are distorted by the mists within.