Nice painting, very atmospheric and full of drama...I like it

Like it muchly Michael. Simple and attractive use of watercolour with a basic palette. Nice work.

Thanks Jim. Hope you’re well.

What lovely work Michael...

Wonderful Michael.

Love this, simple but very effective.

What beautiful words to a beautiful painting Michael

Thank you Sylvia, Denise, Jenny and Heather.

Lovely tranquil scene Michael, very different from your usual figurative style, which I also like.

Thanks for kind encouragement Steven. Your work is always splendid.

Absolutely brilliant this is beautifully painted Michael.

Thanks for your kindness Dixie.

A beautiful watery watercolour Mick, I really like the softness of the washes and the palette.

A stunning, atmospheric piece. Love the bold washes, the beautiful palette and the composition. Lovely work, Michael.

Very atmospheric and great reflections. Great use of watercolour.

Thanks Fiona, Seok and Spencer.

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Sunrise. Watercolour after Sunil Agrey. I have been one acquainted with sunrise, I have bathed in first light – then back in shadow, I have felt tentative warm on closed eyes. I have gazed over pink-tinged meadows, I have passed by the swift and early bird, And reached a hand to touch a half-lit rose. I have stood still without a single word When far away a tree frog croaked his song; Across the meadow waking creatures stirred…… Robert Frost.

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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 am drawn…

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