nice warm atmosphere

I'm a great admirer of the landscape work on this site, and it's interesting to see the different approaches. Some are very detailed, others are pared down to essentials. But all, including the 'detailed', have the knack of not overworking their subject. This is obviously a 'knack' that requires work to achieve. This is a cracker, beautifully crisp and clear, simplified yet containing everything necessary to convey the scene perfectly. Great work, Micheal.

Lovely bright, clean watercolour, just what is needed on this grim winter morning.

Nice painting Michael not overworked just the right balance and the foreground shadows give depth lovely job Michael.

thank you Pat, Carole, Lewis, Stephen and Dennis for all your kindly considered comments - they are so much appreciated and give great encouragement.

You have lost nothing Michael a beauty indeed lovely range of colour

Thank you Dennis - I'm running a workshop in a couple of weeks time so I do need to hone my skills a bit.

Beautiful as usual, Michael. Love the warm, bright colours.

I agree with the comments above, this is beautiful work.

Thank you so much Mia and Sandra - appreciated as always.

My kind of painting Michael, love the colours and blending😃

Thanks Linda - yes like you I love merging washes - you can convey so much.

A tranquil scene, Michael. Your sky’s always look perfect.

Another lovely painting, Michael. What changes have you made to your palette, by the way? (Not asking you to give away your secrets!) Whatever you've changed to, you've still achieved your characteristic clean, clear tones.

Lovely to see your watercolours again Michael.

Always nice to visit old friends and this is a lovely variation. Super painting.

Lovely work Michael, clean, fresh and positive painting with a limited pallete. .

Lovely atmosphere and gorgeous washes, Michael. Beautifully painted.

Lovely bright watercolour Michael

Robert - usually I would use mixes of light red and ultramarine blue for the shadowed walls but in this case I did them with mixes of raw sienna and burnt umber plus (I think) a tad of ult - subtle change but it makes a difference to the finished work. As for the trees and especially the grass I am using, more and more, lemon yellow and cobalt blue whereas previously I was using more windsor blue and raw sienna. I still used light red plus ult for shadowed areas of the trees. on the front of the buildings light red, burnt sienna plus raw sienna much as before.

Thanks so much Ellen, Val, Willie, Margaret, Jim, and Seok - I appreciate your kind words.

Thanks for your comments David - much appreciated.

Always such clarity in your watercolours Michael, some lovely contrasts.

Beautifully understated Michael but it would knock the socks off many larger and more complicated watercolours if put side by side with them.

Aw thanks Fiona and Sarah - you are both too kind.

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A favourite subject painted many times - an 11th century church just a few paces from where I live. Experimenting with s slight changes of palette and done to keep my hand in after a break from watercolours.

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