MARTIN MERE AT THE CLOSE OF THE DAY – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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This is Martin Mere, a bird sanctuary to the North of Southport. In their reception area they allow art exhibitions and I’ve taken up a slot in April/May. I have decided to focus on the landscape between the Mersey and the  Ribble Estuaries of which Southport is a part..I thought that I might do some of the wetland areas  here which is close to the Ribble Estuary.

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

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BLUE SILENCE – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I had an image of a lake but I wanted to add something in the foreground which would complement the mood. A fellow blogger Richard Baker on wordpress.bakercake35.com had some great shots of Wastwater and there was one with some rocks in the water. I realised  that I could use a similar motif. With some rocks leading the eye into the water, they could also echo the shapes of the hillside and I could maintain the colour balance.

I was pleased with the simplicity of the piece.

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