The Shady Pool, Princes Woods

Shady Pool, PW
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Great colour choices that work very well.

Lovely watercolor and great greens David!

A really good painting, like it a lot.

Good strong use of colour David.

A restful scene well captured lovely palette.

Thank you all for those positive comments. It's really heartening to know that an ordinary bit of typical British countryside can be so appreciated by people other than me!

Lovely painting of these trees and landscape, the colours look fabulous!

Thank you, Angela, it's good to hear that people still like earth colours in a world where bright and vibrant primary colours are available.

Beautifully painted David.

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02/10/2019
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A rare outdoor painting session on my local patch, after a summer of travelling and sketchbooking. I wanted to capture the feel of the strong backlighting, whilst keeping some tone and texture in the tree trunks, without making them black silhouettes. More green than I normally use but I think W & N Green Gold looks a natural English green, and it is used here in mixes with Winsor Yellow, Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine.

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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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