Barges Under Repair, Pin Mill

Barges Under Repair, Pin Mill

Nice sketches both David. Totally grab the subject. The mooring lines pull you into the picture nicely.

Really good sketch, there is loads to see yet it's not overdone.

Very nice watercolour David

This is terrific, David, lovely moody painting.

Beautifully executed David.

Really lovely sketch David.

Thank you all, it's comments like those that have made me see quick sketching as a satisfying end in itself, not just a preparation for a more considered painting.

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A quick watercolour sketch from my favourite location. Old barges are just magnificent, not just the fully restored ones but also the hulks and houseboat conversions. Well, you don't get many muddy creeks and tidal rivers on the edge of the Peak District where I live.

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David Whitehead

I have always loved the British landscape – walking in it, photographing it and now, since early retirement, painting it in watercolour. I prefer to paint in the field and have experienced all the difficulties the British weather can present to a painter, from the sun drying the paint on the…

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