Warehouse on the Grand Canal, Venice

Warehouse on the Grand Canal, Venice
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And brighten it you have. I also work a lot from photos and always endeavor to cheer them up - once i have established the composition in pencil or ink I then disregard the photo and paint the scene how I see it in my minds eye - one of the reasons why I go against the general advice and do not do much en plein air work where I am usually influenced to paint exactly what is in front of me.

gorgeous watercolour Chris, so much detail

Very good drawing and loose washes.

Thank you all for your kind comments. I think you are right, Michael, about painting from a photo. This is what painting is all about - the creation of something of beauty or interest as see by the painter.

Excellent piece Chris there is real character in your work

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01/04/2015
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Another ink and watercolour taken from a photo during a wonderful week in Venice. I have endeavoured to brighten an otherwise rather dull photo.

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Chris Howat

I started to paint seriously when I retired and attended a weekly class for a few years. After our teacher retired, our group continued to meet and we have found that this helps and encourages us. We have visiting artists to give workshops every month. I have tried all mediums except oils and loveā€¦

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