MORE SCENES OF THE CANAL – WATERCOLOUR SKETCHES.

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The good weather continues so I have been getting up early and heading for the canal. This one is at Burscough that has a few pleasant buildings along the canal which I have painted in the past.

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This one is near the first painting. Whilst I sat in the warm morning sunshine painting away a fledgling magpie hopped over to me and sat on my knee. It then wandered off, probably looking for its nest. Then later it came back and tried to get into my bag – probably the next best thing to the nest.

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This morning started off sunny and enticed me from my bed but by the time I sat down to paint the mist was rolling in. I persisted with this one painting, below,  but I do find that when the watercolour doesn’t dry, or dries slowly it gives you problems and I finish up waving the paper around in the air to get it dry. Wears me out!

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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