French town of Au Coin De La Rue

French town of Au Coin De La Rue

Thanks Gudrun. It's a bit juvenile to me but I've put it up to shame myself.

The roominess is there, Michael. Especially the distant church gives lead.

Posted by Holger . on Wed 17 Jan 16:47:33

Great work Michael - super scene

Thanks Holger and Michael. More practice needed. I won't give up.

Beautiful painting Michael.

Thanks Carole. If only I could do trees like you do them.

It has a certain something about it, I love the ‘matchstick’ man in the green sweater.

Thanks Ellen. I’ll probably try it again.

There's good atmosphere and light, Michael. I think it's delightful.

Thanks for your kindness Seok.

It's a lovely painting Michael but I think Dr Who must have landed his Tardis there and disguised it as a post box!

Thanks Margaret. You're absolutely right.

Hang on Studio Wall

Muddy Watercolour. I have a great book by Ray Campbell Smith, Watercolour Landscapes. 127 pages of instruction with several scenes to practice with. Cost one pound at Tynemouth Market. I'm still doing 'muddy' but at least I know I am. Perspective is also out - the post box is a giant one.

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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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