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Sunshine and Storm Clouds

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"Sunshine and Storm Clouds" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm    Often the simplest subjects can make the most dramatic paintings. One day I noticed these trees, with their bright Spring foliage, against a background of dark storm clouds. The nearly complimentary colours of deep blue and warm yellow added to the drama.  I used only French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna for the whole painting.

Sunlight on Dalnaha

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"Sunlight on Dalnaha" - watercolour - 16 x 26 cm   Another view of the cottage at Dalnaha. This gives more of an idea of how secluded it is. It's also an example of how useful clouds can be; throwing shadows on the landscape, and providing tonal contrast in a subject which could otherwise appear flat and uninteresting.