Those Lake District trees that seem to grow out of solid rock !

Those Lake District trees that seem to grow out of solid rock !

Another good painting, David.

I spend a lot of time in the lakes and know exactly what you mean lol. They look just like this.

Super David.

Another great painting I know what you mean about those trees.

Thank you all, glad it evokes those responses in you. I did this quickly, inspired after returning from a couple of days walking among these scenes. If I did it again, I would make the rock face deeper and bring its centre forward to represent a circular knoll. I think that would be more typical, and I would also add an extra tree, as "they" say there should always be an odd number of such features for a better composition.

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A quick trip to the Lakes has prompted me to paint one of its most typical features for me – trees that seem to grow straight of solid rock outcrops.

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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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