MORNING CALM BY THE RIVER DOUGLAS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I did the original sitting by the river at the end of June and posted it at the beginning of July but thought that it might be worth having another go in the studio. I loved the different levels the river had created and their shadow lines and the light reflecting off the damp mud. I also scattered some animals about, all of which I had seen as I walked along the river. Having climbed over a fence to get there,  solitude and calm abounded on this still summer’s morning.

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THE RAIN GATHERS AROUND WINDERMERE – PASTEL PAINTING

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Walking back from Bowness to Waterhead in Ambleside along the side of Wansfell Pike recently, I could see the rain coming in off the sea and making its way towards Windermere and me. I have been thinking of doing this in oils and thought a sketch in pastels might be worthwhile first.

I love the patches of illuminated country picked out against the formless gloom and the way landforms are lost and found in the low cloud.

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Morning at Ambleside, Lake District

Mrorning at Ambleside, Lake District

A watercolour of Lake Windermere at Water Head with the early morning light. I did a similar scene one November and was slowed by the water on my palette freezing. Not having any alcohol available I returned for a cup of tea.
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