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Showers in Strathmore

Showers in Strathmore
Watercolour, 23 x 34 cm

I nearly gave up on this one when the rain started and the paint was running down the paper. However, I looked at it again after the shower had passed and thought I might be able to rescue it. I painted over the worst affected parts of the sky and then carried on with the landscape below. The result is a bit rough, but I think it gives the impression of a damp day on the moors and I'm glad I carried on with it.


  1. With a little help of your friend, you could say, ...

    I really like the roughness wash in it, maybe a lesson to learn?!

  2. It brings to mind those wet, rainy days, when we have been trekking - I could actually feel the damp and the cold and greyness. . . . . .

  3. Thanks Diane. That reminds me of something someone said about David Cox, the 19th Century watercolour painter. They said that they felt they needed an umbrella when they looked at his paintings.

  4. Keith,
    You've caught the mood of some of the changeable weather we've been getting well. I love this view, but it does need an interesting sky to make it work, as you have illustrated.

  5. Yes, unfortunately sunshine and clear blue skies are no good a tall!


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