Round Nursery, Higher Poynton

round nursery HP
Comments

Beautiful, love the trees

Very appealing David, like the way you've treated the background trees

Lovely painting.

A lovely sense of distance and an impressive dominant foreground tree in this charming watercolour, David.

Thank you all for those much appreciated comments. Round Nursery is the remnants of a small Victorian arboretum on a mound so all the trees have different shapes, colours etc. Heather, I do the background trees with random strokes of 2 weak washes, ultramarine and burnt sienna, using separate brushes for each colour to avoid producing a dull grey.

Beautiful, David especially the trees and sunny grass!

Lovely!

Posted by Bob Hill on Wed 16 Aug 15:27:01

Beautiful fresh work David love it!

This is so lovely David. The trees are so realistic, as is the grass in the foreground.

Lovely. You've captured a real sense of atmosphere. The sky is beautiful.

Thank you one and all for those compliments. Before I painted this one I reminded myself that what I try to achieve in an outdoor watercolour is how it felt to be in that place in that lighting. Your comments tell me that I might have achieved that.

A lovely painting David!

Beautiful nuances - lovely sky and distant trees. And then the light towards the foreground….a simple scene beautifully described, David.

Thank you Karen & Marjorie, glad you like it.

Lovely work once again David.

Really great light in the trees and lovely depth towards the far trees and sky.

Thanks Stephen & Christine for taking the time to comment so positively. Much appreciated.

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16/08/2023
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Round Nursery, Higher Poynton. Painted outdoors yesterday in good weather and good company, what can beat it?

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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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