A Glimmer of December Sun, Princes Woods

A Glimmer of December Sun, Princes Woods

You have captured the milky sun very well. Best to capture it before it disappears. Beautiful painting David.

This is a delightful watercolour David- so well painted

Great job capturing the winter sun, David...

A lovely painting David

Beautiful washes and lovely atmosphere to this David.

Lovely sky and background washes David.

Thank you all for your appreciation. Although I spent just over an hour on the painting, that glimmer was only there for two minutes. That's the reason why a digital camera is an essential part of my outdoor painting kit. This view was nothing before or after that glimmer, so, after the first stages of drawing the composition in dull lighting, I applied the paint using the camera screen as my guide, with constant reference to the view before me.

Super watercolour David.


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After one gloriously sunny Tuesday morning recently, it was back to murky, grey weather for my regular Tuesday outdoor painting session. However the sun did break through briefly and I think I managed to capture that fleeting moment.

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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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