Doodle of Welsh Cottage, Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Thanks for adding the explanation and really interesting, good watercolour David and I like the minimal colour palette

Very nice simple but very effective watercolour David.

Excellent paint and very interesting hearing how you painted it.

A Fabulous scene you have painted David. Love your technique you have used.

An interesting technique, David - a very good atmospheric watercolour!

Thank you for the information David. Love the spontaneous approach and that very dramatic lighting. I admire such competence in w/c as it is a very challenging, unpredictable medium.

Thank you Heather, Barry, Paul, Chris, Anne and Carole. Now we are not teaching workshops its always a pleasure to pass on techniques like this which are fun to do.

A very atmospheric piece. The textured foreground contrasts nicely against the quiet backdrop.

Fantastic sky, love all the granulation David. A super example of a loose watercolour.

Blaenau Ffestiniog can be a bleak dreary place. I’m glad you have introduced what appears to be a snow-covered foreground. Makes a nice contrast against the slate grey sky. Like the foreground vegetation colour.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Yes Michael it can be very misty, rainy for weeks, i lived there for 16 years!!!!!!

A good Welsh sky.

Works very well David, I like the contrast between the light foreground and the moody sky. Similar to David Bellamy’s approach.

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Watercolour 11" x 8" I used a fairly limited palette .Colours: FU,Burnt U, Burnt S and Raw Sienna. The sky was a mix of FU + BU and another mix of RS. This was done first and while wet i folded a kitchen towel square into a triangle shape to dab out the gable end and then the front of the cottage. Bushes/trees helped shape cottage. The foreground was wet and colours dropped in. A damp small square brush took out the left hand fence.

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David Pilgram

David Pilgram is a Professional watercolour artist. He has exhibited, run courses and was guest artist on major cruise ships for many years(Saga and Fred Olsen) He demonstrated at the NEC, Birmingham and Published many articles for the`Leisure Painter` art magazine. He has Exhibited at:…

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