THE VIEW FROM PARBOLD HILL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Last summer I climbed Parbold Hill which is close to the M6, south of Preston. It looks out west over the Lancashire plain towards the Irish sea, amongst other places. This was the view I saw as I made my way back to my car. Earlier I had sat and painted a number of sketches which I posted at the time.

Here is the first one of the day, on the way up the hill.

The trees, in a line in the mid ground, on the top painting, I think are hawthorn trees, though I have never gone to investigate. This line of trees in the centre of the field have always interested me. In 2015 I was painting on the hill in the evening and took some images of the trees and did a pastel from it. Same trees, different angle – again I posted this one at the time. I loved the shadows cast by the trees from the setting sun and so did someone else as the painting was purchased soon after.

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14 thoughts on “THE VIEW FROM PARBOLD HILL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

    • Thanks Shawn. I did use masking fluid, but on different layers. So I put a bit down. Then painted over the area. Then added more masking fluid and then more paint and repeated a few times, so I had different colours under the masking fluid. Then I rubbed off and tidied it all up adding white gouache tinted with colour to make sense of different passages.

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