Autumn hedgerow


Fantastic work. A great sense of depth.

Great work - I love the spiders web.

This is so beautiful Paul, very cleverly done!

Thank you very much for your kind comments Lew, Caroline and Carole they are appreciated very much.

Gorgeous work!

I like the way the colours get softer towards the bottom of the painting. Lovely delicate spiders web!

Fantasia! Just superb, Paul, those blackberries are marvellous.

Skylar thank you for your comment I appreciate it very much. Caroline thank you, I was attempting to fade the hedge out at the bottom as if it was going out of focus. The Web was a last minute thought that seems to have worked.

Thank you Thalia, I was a bit worried about how they looked but the addition of the web work over the top of them. Apart from fading out the hedge bottom I was trying to get the effect of the blackberry’s becoming over ripe and rotting away.

This is brilliant, I love the colours and the impression of slow decay.

A joy to behold Paul. You’ve captured the feeling and colours of an autumnal hedgerow beautifully.

Dorothea and Fiona you comments are very much appreciated and encouraging, thank you.

Lovely design and array of autumnal colour. The spider’s web is a great touch Paul.

Thank Val-Irene and Carole for you kind comments.

Lovely work! However did you paint the cobweb?!

Love the colours. Very well done is this 👍

So good Paul

Thank you all so much for your kind comments.

How nice...great tonal change!!!!

Wonderful work - love the spider's web.

Thank you Guy and June for you comments they are appreciated very much.

Beautiful work. Did you use negative painting to create the depth here, Paul?

Thank you for your kind comment Sandi. I painted in the detail then the background, I then took paint off with a wet brush and dabbed with a tissue to create background foliage etc.

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A4 watercolour, I like working in the old hedges trying to recover some of there past glory, so much history and natural history to them. The autumn colours are magnificent, and as has been written they are a miniature woods.

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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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