West Durham cottage.

West Durham cottage.

Lovely watercolour - like the trees

Beautiful landscape, Michael.

Thanks Maureen and Cesare.

Really nice, Michael I like the cool greens you've used, lovely painting.

Delightful watercolour, Michael. Brian

That's nice watercolour work Michael. Like that.

lovely colours and good shadows, a very nice painting.

Wonderful Michael, you are doing some fantastic work.

Like the cool colour and composition Michael.

Thanks Jim, Linda and Carole.

A really lovely painting Michael.

Gorgeous colours and washes. Are you travelling at the moment or are you just treating us to what else you can do?

Thanks Gudrun. No, I'm doing weekly homework which Joe Hush gives us at our class on a Friday. He says he's a tree and sheep man. I've learned a bit on trees. He gives us a rural building to do as well. So that's where these landscapes are coming from. Not as enjoyable as doing figures.

Lovely greens and a serene atmosphere Michael

Nice dry brush work.

This is so simply lovely, especially the colours of the trees Michael.

Lovely touch with the chosen colours and we'll executed.

Very classy watercolour indeed, Michael.

Michael this is a super watercolour, love the washes, the lost and found edges and the selected use of dry brushwork.

Thanks Fiona. Thanks to you and all the other ladies and gentlemen here who inspire me to try, and particularly to the master of trees and sheep, Joe Hush.

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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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