Oils on canvas panel
What inspired this painting
In my daily walks during lockdown, I photographed many scenes of my town, Bridgnorth in Shropshire, in order to have something to paint.
As an amateur artist, lockdown has given me a good deal of time to enjoy painting, as I was unable to work.
Bridgnorth is a hilly place and also very picturesque.
The castle at the top of the hill is actually a ruin, but the boundary path, ‘Castle Walk’, has many beautiful views of the town, as well as the river Severn, because it is high up.
I chose this particular view because it felt an intimate scene, yet the viewer can see into the distance – infinity – because at the end of the path where it turns there is a large drop below.
This gave it a feeling of space, whilst still conveying safety within the confines of the footpath.
I loved painting this scene because it meant something to me; in fact I have painted many landscape scenes from the town, but because I frequently walk along Castle Walk, this one has a special place in my heart.