Hot day in the laundry


Love the loose style here Dixie, and the sunrays are beautiful!

That’s so atmospheric. It really looks hot and steamy. Great painting!

This is a wonderful painting Paul. So much going on and an interesting scene.

Can feel the hard work going on here - like this a lot Paul

Thank you Anth, Diana,Denise and Heather for you much appreciated comments.

Fabulous work Paul, you can see how hard she's working, great atmosphere.

This is excellent. You get better and better.

A scene that captures the nostalgia of the era. Nicely done!

Very impressive Dixie! Unusual subject with lots of movement and colour.

Lovely loose washes Paul.

Great washes...pardon the pun! Streaks of light and great action, love it, Paul

Great painting Paul, love the steamy effect, you can feel the heat, marvellous

Great atmosphere and energy in this lovely painting with a strong narrative Paul.

Thank you all so much for you kind remarks they are appreciated and very encouraging. I did this in about twenty minutes as a way of getting ride of some frustration, I had been working on a landscape that would not come together. Put the landscape to one side for another day and thoroughly enjoyed painting this , I am really overwhelmed with the response .

Wow Dixie, this is great. Certainly looks hot and the splash of red really " makes it " stand out.

Thank you Richard I thoroughly enjoyed doing this .

Excellent work, Paul!

You have captured the.atmosphere,all that work.

What a great painting Paul!

Thank you Anne, Anne , Carole and Diana for your kind comments.

Very interesting and expressing painting

Posted by Leo Ge on Sat 03 Jul 23:01:22
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A4 watercolour . Set in a hot laundry, Malaya the 1960s military families had local women and men employed to do the house work and laundry.

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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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