The Swimmer


Wow that's brilliant!

Love the water. Superb.

Excellent painting the water is particularly well painted.

A real impression of water.

Love the effects, painted beautifully. Good luck.

Stunning and a masterly example of masking out!

Great movement in this piece!

Yes, with watercolour you need to plan ahead and you succeeded in the most difficult media.

Brilliant, you've really made a splash! Love it.

The clarity of the water and the movement of your swimmer Francis makes this such a remarkable painting. Good luck with it.

Superb water in watercolour. Great masking!

Truly amazing artwork Francis.

Exceptional painting Francis.

Thank you, every one. I’m bowled over by your comments, especially coming from fellow artists. Great to receive your feed-back. Francis

Excellent! This is a worthy contender. Good luck.

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One of three paintings I have entered in the TALP Open Competition. Watercolour Painting, Approx size A3. I love the challenge flowing water presents, to capture the movement and reflections. Here the added challenge of strong sunlight hitting the water droplets meant I needed to plan ahead and mask out every drop. When I finally removed the mask the picture came to life, like flicking a switch. I will try this technique again sometime soon.

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