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Season's Greetings

"Morven on a Winter Afternoon" - watercolour - 13 x 18 cm

Wishing you a Happy Christmas if you celebrate it, otherwise I hope you have a Good New Year.


  1. Thanks Keith and seasons greetings to you also.

  2. Seasons greetings Keith, and such a glowing sky in this one. Beautiful.

    1. Thanks Ray, and a Happy Christmas to you.

  3. That's an awesome sunset - superb. Seasons greetings Keith.

  4. Merry Christmas Keith, you have captured a lovely and peaceful sky amid a winter landscape.

    1. Thank you Caroline. I hope you have a good Christmas despite the weather.

  5. Happy Christmas Morn to you and your Family Keith from Deb and I! We have been without power for two days due to a terrible ice storm. Strangely enough... we fared as well as ever... even better without all of the electronic interferences. It came down to what life is really all about: warmth... light... food... shelter and a community of people round about you to share what life brings.

    We are well... and deeply blessed! Wishing you the same Keith!

    Merry Christmas!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce Deb and Family

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your kin Keith!... Thank you for the many merry moments you that have posted throughout the year. This warm and glowing landscape follows that wonderful Tilly-esque tradition!

    All the best and good sales in 2014!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,.

    1. A Good New Year to you Bruce. I hope you are feeling refreshed after your resourceful Sherman get-together. I hope too, that your weather warms up soon. We are even suffering the effects of it over here, from the storms that it is generating and pushing our way.

      All the best for 2014,

  7. That is so beautiful, Keith; I can actually feel the cold... Hope that your Christmas was happy and that 2014 will be a wonderful year for you.

    1. Thank you Diane. In fact we are ending the year with some fairly warm weather, but stormy as well.

      I hope you have a good New Year. Wishing you all the best for 2014.

  8. Hi Keith,
    I love your landscapes you give just enough detail to get a good sense of place. I am starting to paint watercolor landscapes after mainly doing fish and wildlife paintings I find it hard to stay loose and not get caught up in details, your paintings provide good inspiration.

  9. Hi Phil, I'm glad you like my paintings. Look out for some watercolours of Scottish salmon rivers that I'm planning to paint during the year. I may also try some wildlife if I can find a way of doing them that I'm happy with.


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