4.07.2011

Solitude


Well I have not posted in a while. Had a few dry weeks when nothing went well.  As you know, I like creating atmospheric scenes and this one is of a quiet landscape in the English Lake District. There are lovely old cottages dotted around the area, sometimes evoking a feeling of remoteness. There is something very peaceful about these scenes that appeals greatly to me. I used indigo, raw sienna, light red and burnt sienna on quarter sheet of 140lb Arches hot pressed paper.

14 comments:

  1. Love your atmospheric paintings. They are quite moody, and thoughtful.

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  2. Beautiful painting Jean packed full of atmosphere. Good to see you back again.

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  3. Oh yes - that's the Lake District all right - just look at the rain coming in! Perfectly captured, Jean. x

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  4. beautiful ... wonderful sky and view point jean ... you've created lovely textures on the fg and cottage

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  5. Ooooh that is beautiful,

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  6. You've got a great sky going on! Glad to see you back and hope to see more of your abstractions in the future as well.

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  7. You are right, this is a very peaceful scene! and you painted it so wonderfully! I love your palette!

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  8. joyfulartist: I do like painting moody watercolors. Thanks.

    Caroline: I always like hearing from you. Love your work. Thanks.

    Gillian: It's a lovely part of England and has that moody weather which is interesting to capture.

    Jane: I do like to use texture in my watercolors. Thanks for the nice comment.

    Melinda: Skies are what I like painting most. It really sets the mood for a painting.

    Cristina: Thanks for your nice words.

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  9. Wow! The sky is stunning! Amazing and professionally done wash!
    Thank you,
    Irina

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  10. Very ethereal as usual.. the sky is stunning and mood created for the title is so apt!

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  11. Mi piacciono molto i tuoi lavori. Sono pieni di atmosfera. Elvi

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  12. Haven't been visiting for quite a while Jean but I notice a remarkable change in your painting now, you are very professional and beautiful watercolourist so all your hard work has paid off. I love this one as I know the Lake District so well and this is evocative of my memories.

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  13. More like Scotland than English Lake District - no trees?

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