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"Sunset on a Winter Afternoon" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm

Painting 'en plein air' can often be a battle with the elements, but sometimes it can be pure pleasure. Recently, on a rare winter day with warm sunshine and no wind, I set up my easel outside my back door and painted this.


  1. No Keith it doesn't get any better than this... Outstanding as usual . What a beautiful view..

    1. Hi BJ, yes it's wonderful on a day like this.

  2. Good morning Keith!... Your lovely warm painting reveals clearly... your inner state of joy at "being one" with the Now in your life and journey! No where else does this become so illuminated in one's mind than when one is communing... alone... where Happiness can always be found.... right on one's own doorstep!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

    1. Hi Bruce, yes it's like a form of meditation really, with the same benefits.

      All the best,

  3. That is some view Keith from your doorstep! do you have any neighbors or are they many sheep! we are having some great weather here in the highlands, the sun shone brightly all day! Nice colors and a fine sky Keith.

    1. There are a few other properties scattered about Caroline, but yes there are more sheep! We've been very lucky with the weather this winter haven't we.

  4. Crickey Keith, that's one hell of a view from your back door! All I can see beyond our garden are rooftops. I wonder how this painting would change if you painted the view once a month for a year?

    1. I've painted this view so many times that I probably have covered most of the months, but it would be interesting to make a series. It's mostly the light that changes, the colours don't vary all that much.

  5. Unbelievable, what a view.

    When are you starting with the annual lawn mowing?;-)

    1. :-D Fairly soon probably. Maybe I should get a ride-on mower!


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