Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia

daves lynn padarn

Sky: Cobalt Blue, R S , CB + Brown Madder( cloud shadow). The grasses in the foreground were masked out with masking fluid. The Llyn colour was French Ultra and then i dropped in the mountain colours. When dry i glazed with Winsor blue(red shade) The light at the end of the Llyn is often seen on large Llyns/lakes.

Interesting to read your commentary, very nice indeed and those grasses in the foreground really help to give depth

Excellent painting, lots of depth , I do particularly like the mountains they are painted beautifully.

I love the misty peaks of the mountains against the lake and foreground. It’s really interesting to hear how you’ve painted it.

Yes Chris i used low tack making tape for the light at the back of the Llyn and cloud shadow colour for distant mountains, something that often works.

Very atmospheric, David, with lots of depth in it: super painting.

Excellent -wonderful scenery so beautifully painted, David! - thanks for all the helpful info. I haven't used Brown Madder before.

Good one David. …… takes me back there ! Lovely expanse of sky and clouds and nice colour palette for the mountain slopes.

Wonderfully effective watercolour.

A stunning piece, David. Love the clear luminous washes, the composition and your superb rendering of the atmospheric perspective.

A lovely painting of a lovely part of Wales

Thanks for the useful info’ David. A place that would be lovely to be. You have done great justice to this majestic scene.

Thank you everyone for your very kind comments Dave

Magnificent view and painting David. The low cloud formations are superb.

Lovely, light filled work.

Great atmosphere. When you say 'glaze' David, is that a very thin wash over the whole picture?

Hello Norrette, You asked about the glaze. It would only be a blue glaze on the lake only. You can zing up a watercolour by say doing a Windsor yellow glaze over foreground grass. Hope this helps. Dave

Impressive David. Beautiful 'lost and found' passages, soft, considered washes. Watercolouring doesn't get any better than this. Regards John

What a beauty, David. Serene atmosphere makes this a painting I could look at for ever!

Thank you John and Jennifer much appreciated

Thanks, Dave, for the explanation of glazing. The commentaries are so useful for newbies, especially the pallette used, and methods of completion. Excellent

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour 10" x 14" this view of Snowdon in the distance on the right of the painting and Llyn Padarn, is from the bridge at Brynrefail. The slate quarry at the end of the Llyn on the left is at Llanberis and Dinorwig. There is a lovely old steam quarry railway that runs along the left hand side of the Llyn.

About the Artist
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:…

View full profile
More by David Pilgram