TOWARDS LYDIATE – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

P1020439(1)Continuing with images from my cycle ride the other morning. This is again done in three colours UM blue, Cad red and yellow, but the red is subdued to give a tighter chromatic range. I love the counter changes of light and shadow.

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ALTCAR MOSS, AUTUMN – PASTEL PAINTING

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I was looking to emphasise and practise foreground texture and had this image from last year of the drainage channels and reclaimed agricultural land that spreads out inland from the sea around here.  I liked the contrast between the spikey grasses  in the foreground and softer foliage on the right. This place is close to Maghull as you edge into Liverpool from Formby and Southport. It is accessible from a dismantled railway track which runs north south through the moss.

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