Monday, July 13, 2009

Mission-house at Dirlot

Mission-house at Dirlot
Watercolour, 22 x 33 cm


This is the old Presbyterian chapel and mission-house at Dirlot. There seems to have been a minister here from the late 18th Century. He was known as a Missionary and his house was the Mission-house. His Mission covered a very large area of boggy moorland and he would have covered most of it on foot. They took their religion very seriously in those days!

8 comments:

  1. With your wonderful images and interesting comments, Keith, I feel as though I am on a constant tour of the area. You do such beautiful work - have you ever considered putting your paintings (plus comments!) into book form?

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  2. Since you "accident" withe the rain it seems
    your getting more confident on letting the colors flow.
    I like it, I like it a lot.

    btw. have you ever seen this:

    Sargent water colors

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  3. That's a very good idea Diane. As you say, the paintings with the stories could make a nice book about the area. I'll definitely have to think about that. Thanks.

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  4. Thanks René. I hadn't seen the YouTube video, but the images seem to come from a book that I have.

    I love Sargent's watercolours and they are a constant source of inspiration. There is a very good website at http://jssgallery.org/

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  5. a very established image keith
    i love the peaceful feeling
    your houses always sit/fit in so well the scene

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  6. Thanks Rob. I do like painting old buildings.

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  7. An interesting group of buildings, and on my ever growing list of locations to re-visit, I am looking forward to the autumn and some nice low directional light to make the most of this location.

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  8. Yes some shadows would definitely help in such a flat landscape.

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