A - peeling


Simple but so effective.

Interesting and also very good. As you said looks best without overworking.

Lovely piece of work Paul.

A very good study, no idea if work such as this has a genre name. 'Micro landscape' doesn't seem right to me.

This really works. I really love those bold , clean shapes

Stephen, Richard, Denise, Lew and Diane thank you for your comments they are always appreciated.

Looks so unique Paul, and eye catching. I really like it.

Great title Paul and typical of birch wood peeling.

Any thanks Carrie and Frank for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it .

Thank you Romila, I think we were writing at the same time there.

Beautiful drawing.

Emma thank you for taking the time to look and comment it’s much appreciated.

Nice one Paul. You have really shown how the bark peels away from the trunk of the tree. Very effective.

Great subject Paul and very effectively done!

Spencer and Sarah thank you for your lovely comments.

Dixie I could see this as a landscape if you turned the tree trunk horizontally! But you’ve really got the effect of peeling bark and I love the different colours.

Great style really like this Paul.

Wonderful work Paul, that peeling bark has an abstraction all of its own which you have captured v well

Very effective Paul. You’ve really captured the peeling bark

Very well observed Paul, lovely bark peeling.

Tessa, Chris, Heather, Christine and Carole thank you for talking the time to look and make a comment I do appreciate it.

It’s stunning, Paul.

Ellen thank you for your comment , I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

Paul your painting shows the papery fragility of the peeling birch bark perfectly. Lovely pale pastel palette too.

Thank you Fiona for you kind comment, I do like painting in these pale pastel colours and it’s really where I stared . I do like looking at bright colours in paintings done by others but , for some reason it feels odd for me to paint in them though I do occasionally.

Birch tree bark is so appealing and you have captured it really beautifully

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Used A3 paper for this watercolour painting but cropped it for the photo. , it was taken from a photo that I took about a year ago . I really like doing this type of close up landscape , someone told me it was a micro landscape but I have seen that before. The process of doing it is on them forum . If it dies fall into a specific genre I would like to know what it’s called. I decided to leave the background white so as not overwork the painting.

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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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