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Post No. 14 This image of Gayle Mill was taken by me and painted circa 2014 when the Mill was newly refurbished for use. The Leet (the watercourse) on the right supplying the water power for the Mill wheel had also been sorted out and brought back into use.
Like all the Dales rivers and streams the water levels are all dependent upon recent rainfalls and the waters flowing down from the surrounding hills. In this case the runoff is relatively low.
As in all my paintings, to create the lightness there has to be the darks to give the necessary contrast. Elements of the painting direct the gaze to the main focal point – The MILL which is enveloped by the surrounding greenery of the countryside.