Corfe mixture!


Well done for doing all this without using pencil first. The clouds are brilliant!

Very nice work.

Lovely painting, Michael - having spent many summer holidays in Swanage, I love the view of Corfe Castle on the way to/from Swanage!

So well painted in a loose way.

Thank you very much Ceri, Stephen, Fiona & Jan (you two must be related?). Enjoyed painting this and as my hand becomes ever- increasingly wobbly drawing straight pencil lines to follow becomes irrelevant!

I consider myself lacking in the drawing department Michael and do as you have here and go straight in the with the brush. I think it cuts out the temptation to ‘colour in’ between the pencil lines and gives you a looser painting....if that’s what you’re after of course. I like this very much, the sky is superb it makes the castle ruins stand out. Lovely watercolour.

Lacking in the drawing dept. Fiona? I don’t think so - your paintings are generally top drawer 😀 But you are right - no lines creates more fluidity. Glad you like the painting - if I did it again I’d move the ruins a little more right of centre .......pity the builders erected the pile in the wrong spot in the first place! lol.

I do like clean loose watercolours, this is a great example with great colour selection.

Thank you Paul. Pleased it appeals. BTW, made our first visit to Anglesey last autumn and it rained all day!

Micheal this is truly excellent and there is a lot of Edward Wesson in this, wrapping the darks round the lights and the looseness in the brush strokes, superb👌 William.

Thank you William. Edward Wesson painted in a way I would love to be able to do. So, if just a smidgeon of EW has rubbed off on me, I AMA happy man. 😊😊

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A quick loose watercolour (drawn purely with a brush) based on a painting by Edward Wesson that I like very much. 15 x11 in. on Arches 300lb NOT.

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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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