Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Doocot at Westerdale

Doocot at Westerdale
Watercolour
25 x 36 cm

Another subject beside the river at Westerdale. This one is a doocot (dovecot) belonging to Dale House. Doocots are common throughout Scotland in the grounds of big houses. They housed doves, which were used for food and for their eggs.


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Keith. What paper do you use, it looks as if the surface is fairly smooth.

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  2. Hi Keith!... Always look forward to my visits to "On the Edge"... not only for the lovely "visuals"... but also for the historical "tidbits" that "You" scatter throughout your
    blog!

    Another visual feast... and history lesson Keith!
    Thank "You"

    Good painting... and Happy Summertime Dreaming!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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  3. Thanks Caroline. The paper was Fabriano Artistico 140lb Rough. I don't know whether you've seen it, but it's much rougher than it looks in the photograph. I like it because I think it's sized with something different to the usual gelatine. In any case it takes the paint better and washes flow on nicely, instead of being slightly repelled.

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  4. Glad to be able to share the knowledge Bruce. :)

    All the best.

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