Excellent painting Paul.

Well done Dixie for persevering, and at least it’s a bit cooler this week. I like the way you’ve got the chap running to his plane, good movement.

Like the composition, excellent.

Stephen, Tessa and Stephen thank you for your king comments .

Invoking a bit of the Douglas Bader spirit there Paul….in both senses; you and the painting. Nice work, it captures the movement well.

Very good Paul

Very good Paul.

Lovely colour and movement Paul.

Thank you Andrew , Heather, Denise and Ross for you kind comments.

You’ve captured the urgency of the moment in your painting Paul.

Biggles? Nice one Dixie

Fiona and Sylvia many thanks for your comments I really appreciate them.

Thank you Spencer and Christine for your comments I appreciate then.

Great figure Paul. All the best.

Good job and a great subject Paul… a wash of neutral tint shadow under the Spitfire and the pilot would have given it some depth! Hope the hand gets to full use in time…

Thank you Alan , you are absolutely correct I seem to be missing the obvious at the moment. My hand is much better already and get used as much as possible, once the stitches are out it full ahead .

You’ve captured the movement of the moment very well Dixie. Good to hear you are persevering despite setbacks!

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23x36 cm pen and wash . It’s difficult to paint this week due to the heat and the paint drying so quickly, the added issue was having my left hand heavily bandaged. Whist I haven’t been able to use my hand effectively for a couple of years I didn’t realise how much I use what looks like a claw hand , to hold things etc. We do soon get use to some sort of disability and develop ways of coping and managing problems etc, don’t ever give up doing the things you love unless it’s hurting you badly.

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Paul (Dixie) Dean

I have sketched most of my life on and off I became interested in watercolour following a spinal injury whilst in hospital but did not follow it up. My eldest daughter bought me a beautiful wooden box set of half pans about twenty five years ago I dabbled on and off until retirement twelve years…

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