The house of flowers

The house of flowers

You have certainly done that Michael....delightful painting...

Nice work Michael! Great perspective and a lovely feeling of sunshine and freshness!

Lovely composition Michael.

Looks heavenly Michael, great work.

Amazingly, the weather is like this today in 'sunny' Lancashire! Sadly the surroundings arecnt as lovely. You have caught the atmosphere so well and simplified what must be quite a complex scene. Was this done on site? It feels fresh.

Beautiful composition, Michael. i like much the colours and the dark shadows.

A beautiful painting Michael.

A lovely sunlit piece. Beautifully painted, Michael.

A lovely watercolour the deep contrasts.l

Lovely watercolour Michael, looks so nice and fresh.

Lovely watercolour, Michael, can feel the heat. Should be viewed with sunglasses! Beautifully done.

Thank you all very much for your complimentary comments on this one. Isn't it strange how you can have disappointments for days, even weeks, and then suddenly one turns out half decent! No Stephen, I didn't paint this in situ - only sketched and noted colours - then painted when I returned home recently. I met the lady who owns the house of flowers while I was out there and have just sent her the painting by e-mail attachment. To my surprise she wants to buy it but as I paint purely for pleasure I have told her it's hers for a glass of Armagnac next time we visit Monflanquin!

Caught! Smashing Michael

Thanks Derek. I'd like to be back there right now - preferably in the shade with a nice cool Leffe Blonde beer!

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Another painting from my holiday in Monflanquin, France. This house near the top of the village stands out from all the rest because it is bedecked with flowers. The houses here face east and have a wonderful view over the countryside below. I've tried to capture the bright light of a sunny summer morning.

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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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