The rapids at Ballysadare, County Sligo, Ireland

The rapids at Ballysadare, County Sligo, Ireland

Some great loose washes in this Michael

To me, the water doesn't look bad Mick because of the flow coming down over the levels.

Thanks very much Michael and Adele.

I agree with Michael and Adele, there is nothing wrong with the water to me. Beautiful washes, Michael, and a lovely composition.

Thanks Mia. There is a lot of room for improvement but I keep at it as I enjoy it so much.

I agree with Adele, you've caught the fall of the water and what I also like, is the space across the water if that makes sense. Washes are fabulous, they really remind me of Dennis Rounding's watercolour washes.

Thanks Fiona, I forgot to put a few starlings and yellowhammers in the sky.

A lovely sketch though Michael.

Thanks very much Carole.

Beautiful Michael you are painting some stunners well done sir

Dennis, your generosity to me is overwhelming. Thank you.

In 1360 my ancestor built a bridge here. The Annals of the Four Masters note for that year: A bridge of lime and stone was built by Cathal O’Conor across the river of Eas-dara.

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour. This place is quite near our old home in North Roscommon. Based on a image from 'The Complete Fundamentals of Drawing' by Barrington Barber. An attempt to get water right, which didn't quite work.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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