Lunchtime in Issigeac


A real feeling of the midday sun with all that lovely light and shade.

Looks so idyllic Michael. Love the light.

Looks a great place to be!!

Lovely lights and darks. Wish I was there.

I like these street scenes. They remind me of holidays I hope to go on again when things return to normal. A nice piece of work Michael; you have captured the warmth and the lazy peace with the light and shade.

A lovely scene and really well painted .

A fabulous composition using light and shade. All good.

Beautiful place, the sunlight is so well done Michael.

Caught the continental atmosphere here Michael, a subject I find very difficult to paint.

A lovely painting Michael.

Definitely get the general idea - really lovely painting Michael, draws you right in

Thank you all for commenting. I was reasonably pleased with this effort but would like it to have looked a bit looser and spontaneous. Difficult to achieve this when you are working from a reference photo I took some years ago. This is where painting from imagination would come in useful - no constraints …. Just paint it! Unfortunately I have not yet acquired the skill or confidence to do this well. But I’ll keep trying 😊

When you visit there again you will no doubt have your paints at hand Michael. You can relax in the shade, or the sun, and produce that spontaneous painting. To be honest, this looks pretty relaxed to me… has a stillness about it and, some lovely contrasts.

Looks lovely in the sunshine,, great work

I hope so Fiona … I look forward to the day! Thank you for your generous comment. Thank you also Romila. Glad you like it.

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Issigeac is a charming mediaeval village south east of Bergerac and a favourite of mine. So difficult to do it justice in a painting but I hope you get the general idea. One day we will visit the market at Issigeac again and enjoy an alfresco lunch once more.

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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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