Mud Banks on the River Forth

Mud Banks on the River Forth

Love the very strong shadows on the posts and the wonderful effect in the foreground of the tide leaving it's mark on the sand, another strong image Val.

Agreed, lovely pastel Val, lovely colours and textures

I should guard that camellia - I thought we were over the worst of the weather, until I got caught in a snow shower this afternoon. Like your painting, and the location you've captured.

Many thanks Debs, Ros and Robert, glad you like it, I'm concentrating on a few local scenes in preparation for our open studio event in June. Robert, don't worry my camellia is in a very sheltered position but I'll be picking a few flower buds tomorrow to put in a vase in the hope they will open up enough for me to paint them on sat/sun :)

Beautiful pastel, Van. I hardly do pastel. I wish I could like you. :)

I do like your wooden posts and seaweed encrusted onto them. Trying to achieve the fullness of these must have been a little tricky! However you have pulled this off with a lovely pull of the eye to the distant bridge, lovely work Val.

Very good perspective Val verticals and horizontals make this very interesting.

I like the light and textures. It has that strange surreal feel you can get ona beach. Lovely. Snow. Would you like our deer ...!

Thank you for your generous comments Midori, Paul, Carole and Gudrun, a very real compliment coming from such talented artists as yourselves.

Hi Val thanks so much for your lovely comment on my pastel of the ridgey puppy, really pleased you like him, he has proved a popular one but puppies are always popular, how did you get on with our open studio event, that must have a busy week for you, where are you going on holiday ? Somewhere that you can get some good pictures from!

I missed this in April and I must say it's very beautiful. The strong perspective that takes us to misty distant view is lovely. Super palette too. (Thanks for comment on my latest door .)

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Soft pastel on colourfix. Low tide on the River Forth with the relatively new Clackmannanshire Bridge in the distance.Painted from another photo taken last month by my husband before spring turned back into winter. I'm glad to say the snow has mostly gone and we've had some lovely sunshine the last few days which is wakening my camellia up so I hope to spend the weekend painting that :) Thanks for looking C&C welcome.

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Val Kenyon

I am a self taught artist or, as I like to say, I'm "unrestricted by formal teaching" which probably explains my mish mash of styles. I paint in most media, watercolour, gouache, oil, coloured pencil and my favourite, soft pastels. I'm inspired by the Scottish landscape, nature and animals and…

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