Italian Harbour

Italian Harbour

Thank you Dennis - even my brother Andy has given me the 'thumbs up' on this one ...... now that is praise indeed!

I know what brothers are like Michael it's a first rate painting

Hi Michael this is a beauty one of your best , well done and if your brother likes it ,well it must be good lol

Thanks Gudrun and the two Dennis's. My dear brother Andy sends me critiques of my paintings under the pseudonym of 'Byron Sewer' ( after the late and well known critic Brian Sewell). His comments are often hysterical and make me laugh but he has a keen eye and I value what he says.

Good sense of warmth, light and shade Michael amongst a busy, colourful scene and in a nice loose style. Nice work.

Great light in this. Lovely painting!!

Thank you Jim & Audrey. Wouldn't mind being there now .....wind and rain approaching home any moment .....

Beautiful painting Michael, I think this could be on lake Garda.

I thought of lake Garda, like Cesare when I saw this. Really caught that Italian feel.

beautifully done Michael, nice pastel colours and contrasting darks.

It's great Michael, lovely light and a super sky.

Super picture- full of sunshine and energy.

Cesare, Stephen, Willie, Margaret & Maureen - thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to know someone else likes your painting - rather like in real life when you see a view or sunset you like - even better if someone else is with you to enjoy it too.

That's a beauty Michael a scene like this can be so easily overworked you're handling is excellent and reminds me of John Yardleys style of painting ; also much mention your lovely sky ...excellent painting

Thank you Dermot. Now John Yardley ... I wish!!

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Loosely based on a demonstration by Gerald Green in 'The Artist' magazine a year or two ago. Didn't like his dark wooded background so painted a sky instead. Also thought a portrait format would work and simplified buildings and boats. But he is a marvellous artist and I just hope I have captured a flavour of the scene.

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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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