Dappled Shade, Provence - based on a demonstration by Paul Weaver in 'The Artist'


It's beautiful Michael.

Love the colours and the distance portrayed , the little figure is great too.

Denise & Carole - thank you very much. You are early risers …particularly Denise!

Love the light and shadows Michael. You really can feel the warmth

Love the dappled light and colours. Definitely says Provence.

Fabulous watercolour showing all your skills Michael.

Lovely, Michael - good shadows and misty distance!

Lovely light and shade Michael. There is a lovely sleepy atmosphere about the place.

That is a beautiful painting, Michael. I love your use of shadows.

I read this article yesterday afternoon Michael, hoping that the sunshine in Provence would cheer me on a dreary day…..it did the trick, and so has your superb example……on another dreary day!

Thank you Diana; could with some of that warmth. Glad it’s recognisable as Provence Christine! Chris - that’s a generous comment - think PaulWeaver should take some credit. Ann, Carole & David - thank you for those nice remarks. And Fiona - I am cheered by your comment too; thank you, it is pretty dreary and wet here as well. Last time We were in Provence was 13 years ago with a baby grand-daughter …. happy memories!

Very nice dappled shade indeed Michael

Beautifully painted

Heather and Romila - thank you both. Wish I was there!

Thank you Maureen. Pleased it has your seal of approval.

A super piece. Love the very effective contrast of the warmth of the light with the cool hues of the backdrop.

Thank you Seok. I enjoyed painting this.


Thanks Shirley. It’s nice to imagine a bit of warmth!

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I very much admire Paul Weaver's paintings and enjoyed having a go in watercolour at this scene from Provence.

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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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