Managed to complete a new painting, now that all the busyness is temporarily over. What attracted me to this composition was the abstract shapes – the water, the banks of the canal, the rocks at the end. I hope that comes across. I like the way the slight indication of figures gives a sense of scale, although in a way I’d like to portray the landscape quite empty (which it rarely is, in actuality). So I may end up painting over them. But for now – it’s finished.