THE SUN COMES OUT AND SO DO THE SKETCHES – WATERCOLOURS

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Another spell of sunny weather has made me get up early and take the paintbrushes for some exercise. Normally by now our summer has crashed into an indifferent greyness. I suppose this could be the upside of global warming. So back to the Leeds Liverpool Canal for this one by Heaton Bridge. I liked the interplay of light and shade and I could make more of it if I did it in the studio.

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Another one by Heaton Bridge on the canal. I even painted my own car in the background. I had to duck in and out of the shade on this one, as I needed the sun to dry the washes before moving on.

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And finally one from this morning. I took the bike and cycled around the lanes north of Crosby. Here is one of the many farms. Swallows gathered on the power cables in the dewy morning,  but had disappeared by the time I had finished  and lapwings made noisy overtures to any encroachers. Apart from that, well away from the road, all I could hear was the occasionally barking dog in the early stillness.

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3 thoughts on “THE SUN COMES OUT AND SO DO THE SKETCHES – WATERCOLOURS

  1. A very nice series. Here, we are cool on the west coast of the US compared to the rest of the country – more global warming, no doubt – but we have little green – mostly brown, with flat cloudless skies. Grey is the norm in May and June (“May grey” and “June gloom”). I envy you the green trees and grasses!

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    • Thanks. I suppose that cold water ocean current has a lot to answer for. And the lush greens of an English summer are something to be cherished, but painting greens can be a little tricky and I dont know why. I say that because I’ve just repainted a painting because I was unhappy with the masses of green.

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