Old gatepost and chain


Lovely detail, Paul!!

This is very good Paul. I can almost hear the chain jangling!

Really like this, Paul - bold composition and lovely strong colour.

So well painted Paul.

a great idea Paul, i like your rusty objects:)

Posted by Tanja G. on Sun 01 Oct 13:17:07

Beautifully observed Paul

What can one say....you nailed it!

David, Fiona, Jenny, Carole and Tanja thank you for your kind comments they are always appreciated. I worked for quite a long time in the woodland and surrounding countryside we often get overwhelmed by the scenery and fail to notice some small things that are outstanding in there own right . Sometimes a rotting tree stump etc can have a landscaping within a landscape and it’s the a e for old fences, posts rusted chains or bit of old machinery.

John , Mark and Tony thank you for the comments we were writing at the same time I think . Tony I did wonder if someone would come up with something like that , it’s the sort of thing I would have said, I suppose we are both chained to the old type humour. or is it odd humour these days .

Lovely and so well observed!

I was looking forward to seeing this finished and it's so good. You're certainly first rate at painting rust.

Lovely painting Paul, really nice rusty looking chain

Really well observed and painted Paul..

Really good Paul, spot on for rustiness!

Bobbie, John , Cheryl and Christine thank you for your lovely comments.

What I do appreciate about being artist, is that the artist can see a beauty even if it's odd, rusted or else ... Well done Paul, it's very unique subject, that many people have been walked past without paying any attention to it whatsoever...

Lovely study Paul.

Lovely work Paul

Nice one Paul. Good subject.

Art, Sarah, Petra and Andy think you for your comments and for taking the time to look at my painting.

Love the rust on your chains, most effective!

Really good Paul.

Lovely painting Paul.

Good work, Dixie. A strong composition.

Excellent, like this a lot!

Thank you for taking time to look and comment I really appreciate it, Ross, Stephen, Denise, Carol and Romila.

More beautifully painted rust! Love your paintings of corrosion and neglect, definitely on the same wavelength there 😁

You have caught the rustiness of the chain links spot on Paul!

Many thanks Anth and Sarah for you kind comments. I do enjoy painting rusty things.

I love the boldness of the painting Paul, it works really well.

Diane thank you for your kind comment.

Super example of age and rust Paul……the chain is excellent.

"It's only an old rusty nail and chain...", some might say; But rather beautiful in its own right. I agree with you Paul, people often don't notice much about their own environment.

You've captured the contrasting textures really well, Paul. Super work.

Trevor and Seok tank you for your comments I appreciate them .

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A4 watercolour of a old post and rusty chain , sight often seen but ignored when out walking in the countryside but most fields have one or two . Using up the paint in the pallet left over from autumn painting, hate to waste it .

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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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