Another watercolour - but not of Albert

We are partial to watercolours, particularly those that represent boating subjects. When I reached 65, Maggie bought me a lovely watercolour of Albert crossing the Iron Trunk by Peter Bowtell as a present.

Last week, when I reached the three score years and ten milestone, she surprised me with another watercolour, this time a scene of the Grand Union near Marsworth by Brian Robinson, an artist who lives near Berkhamsted. We visited his gallery a few years ago and admired his series of paintings "Boats and Water".

Winter Afternoon near Marsworth by Brian Robinson 

I particularly like Brian's treatment of the reflection of the trees and the smoke rising from boat chimneys. It makes an evocative scene.