A SLICE OF ENGLAND – WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

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We were moving up and down the country recently and travelling down the east side we stopped off at St Ives near Cambridge where we lived many years ago. We took a walk along the River Ouse and I saw a number of scenes which individually had some charm and interest but I felt could be combined to give an archetypical image of England on a summer’s day.

At first I couldn’t work out how to combine the different aspects I wanted to include and then I realised I could do it with a long thin format turned on it’s side, giving a long depth of field. It was almost as if I’d cut a slice of the countryside  and served it up as a painting.

Other landscape painting is on my website : grahammcquadefineart.com

FISHING ON THE GREAT OUSE – WATERCOLOUR SKETCH

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I was down near St Ives in Cambridgeshire the other day and was walking along the river in the late afternoon sunshine. I saw these two guys fishing and they seemed to be almost part of the landscape. The close range of colours gave a very calming effect adding to the deep concentration in their task. They were a subject waiting to be painted.

Other landscapes are on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com