Meonstoke Church Hampshire

Meonstoke Church Hampshire

I like this, feeling the heat with the sunshiny colours nicely rendered.

Wow, this is wonderful Michael - love your bold colours.

A fabulous church and you have done it justice Michael, good Wesson style, nice clean direct approach without the 'mud'.

All the above plus I do like your simple treatment of the foreground.

A very lovely painting Michael. lovely greens

Love everything about this Michael, it's a superb watercolour.

I trust you had a pint in the Bucks Head Michael. I would have having wrestled with the angles of those nasty corner buttresses or whatever they are. Quite a few churches in the area have them. Lovely work and a smashing subject.

This is striking. A crisp crystal clear painting of high quality. A lovely scene well depicted.

Wow - what a nice response from you good people! Thank you Willie, Frank, Alan, Michael E., David, Fiona, Dennis R., Derek & Andre. Really enjoyed painting this one and - a rare event - I was even pleased with it myself. Doesn't happen very often! It's elusive this painting 'knack' - one day you think you've got it and the next day it's gone! The Buck's Head will have to wait until my next visit, Derek.

Lovely strong tones here Michael, not an easy tasks in watercolour, like those strong shadows cast on the church roofs too. I'm sure Mr W would have approved!

Thank you Stephen - I hope so - just love the way EW painted. I read his auto-biography "My corner of the field" which gives a fascinating insight into his thoughts on painting. His was a simple direct approach. Self taught, he had little time for art schools or pretentious waffle. I just like the way he thought and the way he painted.

It's all been said but I too would like to add my admiration for your painting.

Much appreciated Russell. Thank you.

Nice one, Michael.

Thanks Ruth - I think my efforts were greatly helped by using a sheet of Arches 300lb cold press paper given to me by a friend. I hadn't used this particular weight before and was very pleased with the way the paint reacted on the paper.

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Painted yesterday - a view of this lovely old church which dates from 1230 AD with later additions. Situated on watermeadows close to the River Meon. Based on a painting by the late Edward Wesson with whom my father was lucky enough to spend a plein air painting weekend back in the 1960's. Watercolour (pen &wash).

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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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