An experiment

I have just uploaded “The bridges at Limeuil”. The Dordogne and the Vesere meet here and it is a very popular spot – especially for bathers.

I have positioned the viewer c.15ft above the middle of the river to give the best view of the bridges.

I used a satellite image to determine the sight lines from the position I had chosen for the viewer. This determined what would be at the edges of the picture in the distance. I then had to try to show that the bridge to the right meets the one on the left at an angle.
As I could not take a picture from my chosen viewpoint, all reference photos have the wrong perspective, so I had to adjust as I painted accordingly – which was fun.

The Dordogne and the Vesere meet here and it is a very popular spot – especially for bathers.

However, I’m not sure that the result is convincing.

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