After a showery day, the evening sun bathed a single tree in a golden autumn light.
This scene is across the river Great Ouse as it leaves the ancient cathedral city of Ely.
Christopher Witchall's small oil painting captures the atmosphere and vast sky of the Cambridgeshire fens, where he has lived, explored, painted and photographed for 30 years. His unsentimental approach to landscape combines traditional painting techniques with the realism and cool detachment of photography.
Oil paint on board.