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Spring Sunshine and Shadows


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  • I think that considering you did not do any prior drawing Stephen that this is still a nice composition and watercolour that has worked reasonably well , like some of the tones used on the trees and the foreground shadow cast over the roadway.

    Posted by graham turpie on Tue 10 Apr 11:59:28
  • From brush to paper this is very good Stephen, you are brave not to have done a little drawing first, once again good greens and shadows.

    Posted by Glennis Weston on Tue 10 Apr 12:36:21
  • Thanks for your kind remarks, Graham and Glennis.

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Tue 10 Apr 13:54:35
  • Stephen this is a really successful painting and I admire your ability to paint in watercolours without any prior drawing. Very brave - or just a sign of your experience and skill.

    Posted by Jane Adams on Tue 10 Apr 15:26:42
  • I agree with the above comments, Stephen. I am not sure if I could ever do a painting without drawing. Well done!

    Posted by Mia Ketels on Tue 10 Apr 16:17:42
  • I dread to think of the mess I'd make of a painting if I didn't draw it all out first so I admire anyone who can and you've made a lovely job of this one. I love the deep shadows in the foreground and the recession of the trees into the background behind the house.

    Posted by Val Kenyon on Tue 10 Apr 17:22:57
  • Many thanks everyone for your kind remarks. Jane I think it's more recklessness than 'experience and skill'!

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Tue 10 Apr 18:05:53
  • Lovely watercolour Stephen

    Posted by Petra Palmeri on Tue 10 Apr 22:14:03
  • I always enjoy the way you handle your greens Stephen ( by the way I am getting Stephen's garden withdrawal syndrome!)

    Posted by Michael Edwards. on Wed 11 Apr 08:41:12
  • Many thanks Petra and Michael, for your comments. I think I must have painted every leaf in the garden Michael but there is a little tree at the front!

    Posted by Stephen Slater on Wed 11 Apr 09:00:17