MORNING CYCLERIDE BACK HOME- WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I suppose that this could be me on the bike, but the guy sped past as I was gazing at the scenery. This is another view from the set of paintings I did after an early morning cycle ride in April – other paintings have been posted over the last few weeks. I added the sheep for a bit more animation, but apart from that it is pretty much as it was – a magnificent morning, well apart from the puncture and the walk home.

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TWO MORE SKETCHES – WATERCOLOURS

P1020449(1)a  Two more from my painting trips of last week. Since then I haven’t been out as we have been getting a lot of much needed rain. Presently I am working this sketch of a tree up into a small painting, so I’ll be putting that on the blog soon.

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I might even work this one up as well. There is a great view on the other side of the cottage and the overhanging tree and cable poles give it character. Hopefully the good weather will make a comeback, but at least I don’t have to water the garden.

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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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DRAINAGE DITCH OVER PLEX MOSS – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

P1020437(1)Another painting from my early morning cycle ride down towards Liverpool. The textural work in the foregrounds makes it a bit more satisfying than my previous painting of the Alt, last week. I might redo that one and include more foreground foliage there.  Looking at this as I write I need to add some shadowy ripples to the left hand side of the ditch to give it some texture and link it to the bank. It seems that there’s always something else that needs doing.

Other local landscapes of Southport and beyond are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

HALSALL MOSS 4, REVISITED -ACRYLIC PAINTING

P1020430(1)Assembling the paintings for my landscape exhibition, which starts next week, I was including the painting below. It was an old painting I quite liked, but I wondered about the flat area in the middle and whether the images needed linking better. So I painted in a wind sculpted tree which spread across the centre touching the different areas.

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THE HEARTLAND OF SEFTON – ACRYLIC PAINTING

P1020418(1)I felt I needed one more painting for my exhibition to complement the other mixed acrylic I did see below. So this one is the last – well for the exhibition at least.

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In fact this one above is a further adaptation of the painting I originally posted which I felt was a bit garish, ( see below)  but once you got those acrylics on there’s not much you can do.

P1020405(1)So this one got gessoed over and I did the top painting on this and then  repeated it in more muted colours on another canvas.

So that’s thirty one landscape paintings for the exhibition. I’m now sorting out the frames and tweaking a few of the paintings and we should be ready to go. I’m not holding out much hope on this exhibition, but this is the first time I’ve amassed this amount of paintings for one exhibition on a single topic, so it will be a good exercise if nothing else.

The exhibition is called ‘Between the Mersey and Ribble’ and is a set of paintings based on the area. The Mersey and the Ribble are two rivers which come out on the coast around here – you may have heard of one of them.  It is on at the  Martin Mere Wetland Centre for a month from 19th of this month.

Many of the paintings in the exhibition are available for sale on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com