Late Autumn Woodlands


Well painted Paul. Keep cool.

Well it looks cool and peaceful under those trees. Superb work despite the heat.

Very good, I like the variety of tones in this.

Well done for sticking at it Dixie, it's resulted in a good painting. I've noticed the quicker drying times too, that's a help with my dip-pen and indian ink, but no help with the watercolour washes.

This is great Paul. Love the shapes of the trees and the way you’ve interpreted the undergrowth.

So hot hey ! Summer has arrived a little late 🫠 lovely trees Paul 🌳

Thank you all for your kind comments. I will be leading a workshop in October and this is one piece I will take along with the stages on my pad to demonstrate how it was done . I wanted to keep it quite simple as most of the attendees will be beginners and at different stages.

Excellent Paul ☺️

A lovely woodland scene Paul. You paint trees so well. Good luck with your workshop.

great woodland, i love your trees!

Posted by Tanja G. on Fri 08 Sep 23:26:48

Very good Dixie, especially that tree on the left.

Lovely painting Paul.

Thank you Stephen,Christine, Tanja, Tessa and Denise I appreciate your kind comments.

Well done for keeping at it in this heat, good one.

Like the clean colours and lines

Lovely colours and characterful trees.

Creates a lovely peaceful atmosphere

Martin, Jenny and Elaine many thanks for your kind comments.

Great trees, Dixie! This weather is certainly too hot for watercolour!

This is great - specially the 2 big trees in the foreground.

I haven’t been on the gallery for a few days and hav3 completely missed your painting Paul. A wonderful Beech wood, they are magnificent trees, super watercolour Paul.

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23x36 cm watercolour of trees in the later autumn Chiltern Hills woodlands. It’s been a difficult week to paint in watercolour due to the excessive heat, one point it reached 34c in my work area. I’ve taken nearly all week to paint this started Sunday did a little Monday and just finished it off today when I became a bit cooler. The problem was the paint drying before you could move it over the paper ,something I think we are going to need to adapt too over the coming years.

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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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