Above the tree line (watercolour based on a pastel by Tony Allain)


This is most effective!!

Love your sky and the whole painting has come together very well with your loose lovely washes.

Terrific Piece of interpretation watercolour work, whatever the story Michael. Lovely.

A stunning piece, so full of wonderful light, atmosphere and depth. Really well done, Michael!

Very good. Great colours.

Beautiful work, Michael.

Wonderful sky and such a skilful use of wa

Should be ‘watercolour’

Very striking, Michael.

Shows off your great technique Michael.

Thank you all for

I’ll try again! …… thank you all for the nice comments. Sometimes paintings turn out better than you expect. So often one is disappointed. The occasional success keeps us all going!

I think you should be pleased, it's very good indeed

Love that dark shadow on the central hillside, really draws the eye.

Thank you Heather & Stephen. A reminder of days years ago when I COULD climb above the tree line!


This really stood out Tony due to the fabulous darks. Love it !!

Thank you Manoj & Audrey. Glad you liked the mountain scenery.

I’m catching up…..glad I didn’t miss this little beauty Michael. It’s a super watercolour.

Hello Fiona. Thank you. Have you been Jacobean steaming yet?

Very appealing Michael, not surprised you are pleased with it!

Not yet Michael, next month….yippee!

Fantastic work

Katy and Romila - thank you!

Thank you Cesare.

Hang on Studio Wall

Pinching other people's ideas again I'm afraid ..... Steve Hall is demonstrating pastel techniques in the latest edition of 'The Artist' and one example he showed was this view painted by Tony Allain. It is a bright vibrant scene and I thought I might have a go at a watercolour version. So here it is. Maybe I have rose tinted spectacles but I am quite pleased with the result. Please feel free to shoot me down in flames .... I never mind a critique.

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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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