A courtyard bathed in sunshine


Really like the simplicity of this, Michael

You've really captured the sunlight, great painting.

Super work Michael

Lovely, Michael -great shadows.

Move over Michael, it would be lovely to bask in a little sunshine. It has a look of warmth and peace, just what the doctor ordered!

Oh yes, bring out a chair and a table, glass of something chilled .. thanks for the fantasy Michael.

Yes we all dream of sunshine like this Michael. Lovely painting.

Lovely painting.

Thank you Thalia, Kwok, Heather and Anne. Pleased you approve. I’ve moved over Fiona - looks like Marjorie is joining us for a drink. Mine’s a Peroni. What are you having? Thank you both. Thank you too Christine and Denise. Roll on summer!

Romila - you exaggerate! Thank you.

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This is based on an article and painting demo by Nicholas Poullis in The Artist Magazine. I was attracted by the light in his painting and the striking central archway. I have adapted the scene by adding an imaginary extension to the buildings and a courtyard. I have no idea where this might be (possibly Provence?) but it was fun to paint and dream of sunshine and warmth on a chilly January day!

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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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