Had an hours walk around Elland Gravel pits this afternoon before picking the kids up from school. Or to give the place its new name ; Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve. It used to be one of my regular haunts but its a couple of years since I last walked round it. I didn't have much time but still managed a few record sketches and a study which I may be able to develop into something more.
Further along the canal I came across a large shoal of Bream idling just beneath the surface in the shadows of the overhanging trees. These two were the tail end of a shoal of about 15 or 20.
Its not turned out quite as I intended, I started to loose control of the watercolour. But the tone of the two fish is about right in relation to the darkness of the water. Its a useful starting point for further development perhaps.