Monday, April 26, 2010

Forss Mill

Falls at Forss Mill
Watercolour
25 x 36 cm

I've tried to paint this subject a few times before. Each time I've ended up over-working it because of all the detail. This time I concentrated on what interested me most, which was the waterfall, and tried to paint the rest as simply as possible.
The mill is no longer working, but fortunately it was acquired by the Highland Buildings Preservation Trust. They have converted the building for residential use, while retaining most of the original features.

16 comments:

  1. Thanks,I'm glad if some of the beauty of the subject comes across in the painting.

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  2. One of my favorites. Love the water in motion, almost can hear it!

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  3. Hi Keith!... What a nice fresh breath of Spring in this one!

    A nice change of pace to have the subject "up front and centre"... tumbling into the foreground and out... Just like Spring does! Very nicely done my Friend! Love it!!!

    Good Painting!
    Warm regards,
    Bruce

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  4. You did it! you managed to capture fresh watercolour painting at it's finest. The balance between loose and detailed work is perfect.

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  5. great result keith
    good to concentrate on keeping it simple
    still plenty of detail to enjoy

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  6. This really is a wonderful painting Keith ... super!

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  7. Thanks Bruce, Caroline and Rob.
    I actually felt that I was painting more detail in the water than I would have done previously. I think I would have used more dry-brushing, but I'm trying for a cleaner, crisper look now, so I built up the water quite carefully.

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  8. Hello Ingrid. I enjoyed doing this one and I think it shows.

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  9. This is a great one, IMHO, Keith. It is a win win situation for you and the preservationists. Nice to see !

    Stay well !

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  10. Hi Frank. Thanks for the comment - much appreciated.

    All the best.

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  11. Simplicity always wins, ... you showed it!

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  12. Yes that's good to always remember René.

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  13. well done
    I would like to open a window on my blog to your

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  14. Thanks Shot 'n' Show, I would be happy for you to put a link on your blog.

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