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Autumn Daybreak, Niton Undercliff

Autumn Daybreak, Niton Undercliff


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  • A wonderful painting! I also paint in watercolour, however, I mainly paint in oils, so not an expert in watercolour in any way! However, in this painting I see good composition, great use of light and shadow, and love the way you captured the sky..good for you!

    Posted by Raymond Ellis on Tue 13 Oct 05:03:23
  • Super watercolour, just feel as if I could walk along here and feel as is I would battle with the wind. My only reservation is the ship in the background, just dont think it needs to be there. But otherwise just love it. Thanks for showing it.

    Posted by SYLVIA EVANS on Tue 13 Oct 07:56:43
  • This is great. You say you struggled - but in the end you got there. The colours are lovely... I like every thing about it.I long to produce such a picture. Keep at it, it's certainly working!

    Posted by Avril Soldani on Tue 13 Oct 08:06:04
  • I love that combination of greens with darks. The whol painting is attractive and positive. ps Thank you Robert for your kind comment.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Tue 13 Oct 09:09:42
  • Syvia, it's my over-literal mind; the ship was there, so in it went... I tend to agree with you, but don't want to try lifting it out. Many thanks all for your comments.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Tue 13 Oct 10:03:31
  • Really nice watercolour, smashing sky. Lovely treatment and technique of your foreground.

    Posted by Jeannette Harrison on Tue 13 Oct 10:44:51
  • Another lovely painting :) . I really like the greens and patch of sunlight in the sky.

    Posted by Karleen Pearce on Tue 13 Oct 14:25:19
  • Wonderful treatment of the foreground grasses and different textures. One query though. Usually the prevailing winds are off the sea so trees tend to lean away from them. This one leans towards the sea. It makes the picture better by leaning in but is it right? Of course there could be sea round to the left side too if it's a headland..

    Posted by Diana Hudson on Tue 13 Oct 16:36:24
  • Diana: this tree is part of a hawthorn clump and basically doesn't know which way to turn - the sea curves around this part of the coast. I did think of moving it to the right, where I could have indicated directional growth into the picture, but felt that would unbalance it too much. That's my story, and I shall adhere to it closely. Your powers of observation are good, though, because this bit of cliff is west-facing so the dominant winds would come from that direction. Thanks to Jeanette, Karleen and yourself for these further comments.

    Posted by Robert Jones, N.A.P.A. on Tue 13 Oct 18:39:31
  • nice, not a WC fan as you know but this one has balls. Great control of the greens. Not sure about the necessity of the ship.

    Posted by Ade Brownlow on Thu 15 Oct 14:21:48