SHORELINE – WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS

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The last of the seaside paintings – well at least for a while – I promise. This is from the sketches I posted earlier.

I also did a painting of the water surface sketch I published in my last blog.

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Other seascapes and beach scenes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

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THE WAYS OF WATER – WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS

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I enjoyed loading up a large mop with masses of dark colour and floating the tip over the paper’s surface drawing out random patterns in this sketch. It will be worth trying again and getting the density of paint stronger. I had prepared a light underpainting first on this one, to try and get the swell and roll of water before going in with the reflections.

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The second one is a half imperial sized version (52x36cm)  of the sketch I put on the blog on the 12th February. I decided to go in even closer on this version. I was quite satisfied with this one, so hopefully you wont see this again.

Other seascapes are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

ALONG THE STREAM – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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This is the same stream as my earlier post ‘A Cooler Place by the Stream’ but looking along it. Again I liked the reeds in the foreground and the light shining on the tree trunks. The almost total ¬†predominance of the blue/greens give it a calming effect.

Other paintings of streams and canals are available on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

A COOLER PLACE BY THE STREAM – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I’ve had this image for a number of years but was put off by the lack of subject and the complexity of reeds. It is of a small stream by the side of the Canal Du Midi, in the south of France. The light and shade at the time was superb and I sat and did a painting looking along the stream, but in hindsight this is a far better view and captures the moment better – the warm morning about to break into a blazing day.

Other landscapes  are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com