Early Morning Shadows

early morning shadows

I really like the colour palette and the simplicity of this

Thank you Heather, the palette is my usual sunny moorland one - W&N green gold and ultramarine, and Daniel Smith transparent red & yellow oxides.

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During the virus lockdown, I’m lucky enough to have a garden, so I can still “paint outdoors” but it’s not the same as being in my favourite empty landscapes. This was painted from the masses of photos I’ve collected during sketching and painting walks in the Peak District. The shadows of the snow poles made a natural lead in line to the barn.

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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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