FLOODED FIELDS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

After the Christmas indolence, a walk was proposed. Organising a walk in our family can require diplomatic skills far beyond my capabilities. My wife wanted to walk by the canal which meant we wouldnt get lost and me get angry at the lack of signage. She also reckoned that it wouldnt be too muddy. My daughter didnt want to go too far to get to the walk and I wanted to go somewhere to see some different scenery. I think my daughter’s partner would have preferred to stay put.

I selected a route which, I hoped, met all the specifications. After an early lunch, waiting for the rain to subside, we set off. There was a low winter light which gave great contrasts and shadows and suited me well.

We came up a low hill to a wooded area where there is a derelict Chapel, originally built in the 1500s. The farmland surrounding the site was waterlogged and had lovely glistening puddles made by tractor ruts. With the light illuminating the grass of our footpath and the puddle reflecting the post and trees I thought it might make a great subject to paint even though it is a bit on the dark side.

We completed the walk without getting lost, though the canal tow-path did prove to be the muddiest part of it.

Landscapes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

6 thoughts on “FLOODED FIELDS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

    • Thanks for the insight, Michael. This piece is half imperial (36x52cm) . I just placed a quarter imperial mat around it ( 18x26cm) Unfortunately I lose the balance of the piece on that aperture ( I only frame in two sizes).
      To lose the bucket of mud in the foreground would require a rework. I will leave it for now and see what becomes of the painting.
      If it fails to sell I will follow your advice and rework.
      I did reduce another half imperial watercolour to a quarter imperial piece and it sold very quickly a couple of months ago.
      I appreciate your comment.

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