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Ashford in the Water

Ashford in the Water

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  • It doesn't seem to matter what medium you work in Stephen, your greens are always great! Always variable and always believable, not easy to achieve. Love it!

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Fri 05 Oct 17:18:51
  • I agree with Fiona, very versatile, love the reflections

    Posted by Glennis Weston on Fri 05 Oct 17:41:38
  • And it is lovely, Stephen. It has a softness typical of pastel and which I just cannot seem to achieve.

    Posted by Ruth Dolan on Fri 05 Oct 18:40:37
  • Many thanks Fiona, Glennis and Ruth for your lovely comments, much appreciated.

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Fri 05 Oct 19:55:05
  • You get a whole different look with pastels to watercolour. There is a smooth softness and a rich denseness of colour which is most attractive. I agree with Fiona over your greens - lovely variety and nice light in the trees. Also great colourful reflections. I think this has worked really well.

    Posted by Thea Cable on Fri 05 Oct 23:42:05
  • Thank you Thea for your kind remarks, I also like the rich colour you can get with pastel, a bit messy though!

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Sat 06 Oct 11:23:15
  • Your paintings have a real tranquility about them, Stephen. This one is superb - there's such a quiet restful air about it.

    Posted by Seok Yam Chew on Mon 08 Oct 15:18:44
  • Thanks once again Seok, I enjoyed using pastel again.

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Mon 08 Oct 16:56:11