With the light not  as good of late and other commitments, I havent been out early morning  painting recently, though this Friday I woke to a glorious morning, but I was unprepared as the weather forecast hadnt been that good and  I had to let that slip by.

Here is what I have in my new sketchbook, done earlier in the month. The one above was painted  with my back to the canal, taking in the country around Downholland in Lancashire.


Another one looking away from the bridge over the Leeds Liverpool Canal onto one of the many barn conversions.


But I couldnt resist the canal for long, not in this early morning light.


This was a barley field, looking over to Clieves’ Hills. When I completed this I had a ride around on my bike and saw the path cut into the barley and the view was more into the sun. It was this that was the subject of the pastel painting I put on the blog a week ago.


Finally, this was a view of a field I painted that I found when I discovered a footpath on my map I had never tried before. It gave me some other views I might paint later. It started to cloud over as I painted so I returned home, only to find the cloud gone by the time I got back.

Other landscapes are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com  

or grahammcquadefineart.co.uk




      • Graham yes indeed I did. Its so easy to loose track of people via the web. So much – too much. I am remiss at visiting you. When I saw you had stopped by I popped over and saw the marvelous work you had posted. You are a most talented watercolorist. I’m too distractible it seems but when I saw you here it reminded me of your talents! Stay inspired and wishing you well deserved success! – Douglas

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  1. Thanks Eduardo. The page size is 38x28cm. I put masking tape around the edge to give a crisp finish so these sketches are marginally smaller than the small watercolour paintings I do.
    The pad is an RKB Fatpad from St Cuthberts Mill and it is filled with Bockingford Watercolour paper. I like Bockingford 140lb not paper. It is similar to the Arches paper I use for my paintings.


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