A JUNE MORNING ON THE LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Over the last couple of weeks I’ve managed to get out and do a bit of plein air painting. These first forays were along the canal. This wasn’t one I did in situ, but is an amalgam of photos I took. I have done this view before, but in the earlier painting there are a row of cottages which are now hidden by the trees on the left. In my earlier painting they were a major part of the image. Now it falls on the narrowboats which are moored along the banks.

Below are some of the paintings I managed to do. I hope to get out again when the weather improves

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Other paintings are on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

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THE CANAL AT LATHOM – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Exhibitions are coming thick and fast and my framer said he would take some paintings  to put in his window. Canals are quite a popular theme with the Leeds Liverpool canal running along close-by. I was a bit short of suitable paintings and had this image. I like the narrowboats  against the backdrop of the old mill.  I did a similar theme a long while ago where I got up close to the narrowboats, again with the mill in the background and the trees giving deep shade to counterpoint the lit surfaces. It was a favourite painting and sold quickly. This view pulls back a bit, but I thought that it would still make a great subject. Anyway it is in a frame now along with eight others. Now I need to focus on the next exhibition. Thankfully they only want two.

The other  canal painting is in the sold section of paintings on the artist page of my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

MORNING AT SCARISBRICK – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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I have done this painting before, but not in this format. I still have the paintings as they didn’t sell. I thought that I would redo it focussing on the gap between the narrowboats and the nearest trees. See how this goes in the exhibition. I have always been fond of the subject with its muted colours, although this time spiced it up with a bit of yellow which I continued into the trees. You can only try.

Other canal scenes are on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL, UNDER PARBOLD HILL – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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Having completed the Café series I realised I needed some local scenes for upcoming exhibitions. A few weeks ago a friend and myself got our bikes and cycled from Parbold to Wigan and beyond. It was a sunny day and the light danced in through the leaves of the trees that lined the canal. I need to get out more and paint onsite, but perhaps this is the next best thing.

I have other canal scenes on my website grahammcquadefineart.com