Towards Alderley Edge in April showers

Towards Alderley Edge in April showers

Gorgeous palette David and a smashing watercolour despite the shower.

Lovely painting, David.

Beautiful painting, David.

I love this painting. The palette is wonderful and the rain spots add character and s sort of genuine feel.

Very good, in fact one of your best David.

Really excellent work. Great that you left natures' addition to your painting (the raindrops), a vivid reminder of the time you spent there.

I don't do a lot of writing because I am dyslexic. but I love this painting.

Really love this. If van Gogh can have his grasshopper, I'm sure everyone will excuse a few raindrops!

And I'd marked this one down as a "failure" ! Thank you all so much for those kind words that justify my belief in painting outdoors in all weathers, even if the results are just a "reminder". Better than any photo, though.

Great colours David.

Hang on Studio Wall

How do you tell a genuine outdoor painting this year? From the rain spots in the sky wash! Something I never do is revisit a poor painting to try and improve it but on this occasion I was rained off after the sky wash so I returned to the same spot the next week to complete the picture in overcast, but dry, weather. Not for exhibition but it’s an evocative reminder of the experience of outdoor painting.

About the Artist
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…

View full profile
More by David Whitehead