Hen Cloud from the Roaches

Hen Cloud from the Roaches
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I really like this watercolour David. Nice clear washes and such and interesting location. The shadows are very well placed.

Love these rocks David. It always looks so good there I must go walking sometime.

Thank you both for your comments. It is a great walking area but a bit windy for painting on the spot. I have to admit I took photos and did sketches on this walk, then did the painting at home the next day. Even better than the views - if you follow the line of Hen Cloud down to the right you come to a terrfific tea shop!

Lovely expression of the wide open space and clean air!

Great painting David, you have really captured the rocks so well and the mood of the place, I have spent many years climbing and walking in the area and leading groups there, love the place and you have really done it justice, nice one.

Enjoyable spot well painted. I recognised the rocks from a holiday I had up there, brings back happy memories. Like the distant blue hills almost merging with the sky.

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13/04/2015
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Some views just cry out to be painted. The Roaches are a dramatic rocky outcrop in the Staffordshire Moorlands, one of my favourite local walking and sketching areas.

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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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