Smallholding, Nr Princetown, Dartmoor


Nice to see both David

Thanks Heather, its a shame the camera would not also give a sharp image of the scene as well.

A wonderful area which we have visited many times. This looks like a very promising painting David, and I look forward to seeing the finished version.

So nice to see the basic sketch and the scene David . It’s also a good example of how an artist pick a scene out of the larger landscape . The sketch is excellent and I too look forward to your finished painting.

Yes you are absolutely right Paul , i have in the past used binoculars to sketch a scene if you can`t get close enough, as in my example. I wanted the sun on the gable end of the farm.

All the makings for a great painting David. Lovely place to be.

Lovely David this vista would of definitely attracted my attention. Sketches are so valuable not just as a visual reference but for the imprint it seems to activate in your memory.

Yes you are right Barry, having sketched it once i find it is easier when putting the drawing on your paper.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments

Beautifully composed and painted David.

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Watercolour 10" x 7" 30 minute Sketch. A lunchtime sketch a few days ago while on a lovely 3 hour walk on Dartmoor. Its not quite finished as windows and drystone wall needs some detail, but their is enough to do a painting. Simplifying the scene is an important element to sketching outside as its always the trap to put too much in. We were lucky as the light and shadows were in a good place. Most enjoyable day!!!

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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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