Wetherlam in winter

Wetherlam in winter

Very nice, fresh watercolour Michael. Perhaps the more detailed earlier work enabled you to produce this looser approach. I often wonder how much preparatory work / studies the Impressionists and top modern artists do before we see the final 'loose' image.

More than passable! Love the contrast of warm and cool hues worked expertly through the piece. Super piece, Michael.

Lovely immediacy with all finalised Michael

This really is a lovely painting, Michael and once more shows how one can do a great painting in a very short time out of frustration because then you don't care any more and let yourself go. Well done!

Go for it, always the best way Michael, this has turned out great, lot's going on here .

Loose and fresh Michael, a little beauty!

This really caught my eye Michael! Lovely work!

Thank you all very much. Done almost in a fit of pique because of my frustration with the one on the back! Alan - you are right - "go for it" seems to work better.

It's always good to get back on the horse, so to speak. Glad you've had such a good result with this, the colours are confidently chosen and it all works superbly.

Thanks Marjory - always a bit of luck needed when you get "gung-ho" - and I think I had some.

Lovely and loose Michael, love those reflections.

Thanks Roland. Perhaps I could have done with a bit more space at the bottom for them!

A lively spontanaiety about this painting Michael....A lovely painting as a result!

Thank you very much Chandra. My spontaneous doesn't always mean success!

Hang on Studio Wall

I've been struggling with a painting of a Cotswold village that just wouldn't work so this morning gave up in disgust, turned the sheet over and painted this in about an hour. Slapped the paint on with gay abandon and the result is, I think, passable whereas the other side definitely isn't! Tried to give this view of the Coniston fells in Cumbria an early winter feel with a bit of snow about.

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Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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