Sparrowpit After Rain

sparrowpit after rain

Definitely wet, really good.

Caught the mood so well.

A really lovely painting.

Thank you all for those appreciative comments. I'm glad the road appeared to you as a wet road, I thought it might look like a river. I hoped the white lines and diminishing telegraph poles would create the impression of the brow of a hill, which seems to have worked.

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Sparrowpit is a Peak District village usually only glimpsed from a dangerous bend on the Peak Forest road. On yet another rained-off outdoor painting session, walking around the village produced this interesting composition where the wet road added to the scene. Painted back home from a photo, I may be daft but I’m not stupid enough to paint in the middle of the road!

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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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