Cald Beck at Caldbeck


Great painting James, the water cascading down looks excellent.

Great feeling in this painting, love the light.

Super flowing Water, James

Wonderful painting, James. Great combining of watercolours and pastels.

Really like this. Beautiful trees and water that has a stillness in the background but also a great sense of movement in the foreground.

I can't help liking this. Wish I had done it.

The greens of your foliage are so interestingly varied and the movement of the water is so animated James. Lovely painting.

Very good indeed

Great composition and beautiful palette

Lovely pastel work Peter, the cascading water is particularly well painted. The only problem is that it is next to mine in the pastel gallery!

Many thanks for all your comments which I appreciate greatly as a newcomer to Painters Online. This painting of Cald Beck was started during one of Robert Dutton’s excellent courses. The central highlight was preserved with masking tape. The range of colours in the cascade was achieved with streaks of masking fluid layered before each watercolour wash.

wonderful, James. I love your colors and the water movement.

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour washes overlaid with pastels

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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