Well, my last post brought out the incisive, measured and constructive criticism I have come to expect from troll:

Onsnist@hotmail.com March 15, 2019 at 19:48 Edit

Yeah…the usual “bhaji” shite

So spurred on by their encouragement here is another canal-side offering which could feature in my upcoming exhibition. I have done this scene before, but wasnt satisfied with the result. This time I washed in three primary colours onto wet paper and mixed them with water from a spray. You get some lovely misty colour mixes. When dry, I worked specific areas in a similar fashion but without the spray, gradually building up the colours by mixing them on the paper and also increasing the detail.

In the past I stuck to just 3 primary colours, mainly to get cohesion. I was a bit dissatisfied with the results. This time I added other colours in the later stages and I am much happier with the result.

I really like the ethereal early morning quality I have achieved here and may be putting this up next week.

I opened up the local paper today and there was a big spread put out by the venue advertising my exhibition. So just a little pressure.

… and troll will think it’s their birthday.

Other canal scenes are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com


    • Thanks Matthew. Art is littered neck deep in zealots who cant separate objectivity from subjectivity and scurry to their high moral ground to pronounce their meaningless judgements.
      There’s no such thing as good or bad – just different ( because there is no universal objective measure)
      If I dont like something I move on. It appears others dont: stuck like a needle on a scratched record.


  1. I love the tonal washes you have used also, when you look up the river then back down it , it actually looks like the ripples are moving so well done, Trolls are just jealous bullies with nothing better to do, hiding in the background of a computer to annoy people, well let them make you make more art, not less…

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