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Alfriston Church

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  • Ooh, Fiona, this is lovely. It has harmony and simplicity and lightness of touch. Well done! Out of interest, what's the paper like to paint on, and how do you find the Old Holland paints perform compared to others?

    Posted by Caroline Greene on Sat 27 Oct 21:14:41
  • As Caroline says! However, you are back in your comfort zone. I challenge you to another sunset!

    Posted by Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley on Sat 27 Oct 22:04:57
  • A lovely loose watercolour Fiona. I like your use of a limited palette.

    Posted by Paul Fowler on Sat 27 Oct 23:35:52
  • A lovely FW palette and quite a little stunner

    Posted by Michael Edwards. on Sun 28 Oct 07:02:54
  • Such a lovely English scene, appreciated by an ex-pat! I like your palette Fiona.

    Posted by Avril Soldani on Sun 28 Oct 08:31:02
  • Lovely limited palette applied to a wonderful scene.

    Posted by Pat Harrison on Sun 28 Oct 08:49:17
  • Lovely, Fiona!

    Posted by Ruth Dolan on Sun 28 Oct 09:52:28
  • Hi Caroline, I really like the old Holland watercolours but I can only compare them to SAA's own paints and W&N. I started off with Manganese blue and I was struck by the quality of the paint, so I have replaced all my former paints with O. Holland. They are very earthy and some colours bleed when you put another wash over them but these don't. Which is useful if you build your watercolour up in washes. The paper isn't like paper, it's more like material, it's off white so if you are after brilliant transparency it's no good, you also have to use lots of water because it has a grain to it, and takes ages to dry. Having said all that, I like it, it gives you great hit and miss effects which suits my scruffy painting style! Lol! Thank you for your comment Caroline and if you would like a couple of peices to try let me know.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Sun 28 Oct 12:41:22
  • Gudrun, you are not going to draw me on that one, I'm steering clear of sunsets for a while! I think you ought to have another go, you have a ligher touch. Thanks for looking in.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Sun 28 Oct 12:43:41
  • Thank you very much for your comment Paul, much appreciated. I try not to use any more than four or five colours.....I only get confused! I think the colours I used here where; u. marine, v. brown, r. sienna (dark), v. red and probably a bit of p. grey to mix with the v. brown for the darks. Any more than that and I start tying myself in knots!

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Sun 28 Oct 12:48:22