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Castle Walk, Bridgnorth by Beverley Wightman, United Kingdom

Medium used

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.

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