Painted on a burnt umber and olive green ground, with marks lifted out by brush, the suggestion of vegetation is with indistinct quick brush strokes. The banded demoiselles are scattered with blurred wings. There is white-hot sunlight at the top right, reflecting off the water of a small stream below. Where the light hits the vegetation and the damselflies there are bright spots of colour. The sun is shining on the bed of the stream and dappling the bank. The brushes used are relatively large flat brushes together and some pallete knife scraping. This stream adjoins my mother's garden in Somerset and when I was helping her remove Himalayan balsam from the banks, we were caught in this delightful cloud of turquoise.
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