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May 2014

Woolacombe Bay Hotel, Devon


Landscape Watercolour of Woolacombe, 15" x 11".

An old Victorian hotel on the north coast of Devon UK, with its wooden timbers on the facade and numerous turrets and roof structures.  The Atlantic ocean is out to the right, beyond a long sandy beach.  I'm not sure what I was intending to be the focal point, but my eyes keep heading towards that lady's floppy hat.  A 'sword' brush was used for the cedar tree.


Brook Street Chipping Sodbury 5


Landscape Watercolour of Chipping Sodbury, 22" x 15".

I tried to get a nice warm glow in this painting of Brook Street, an old part of Chipping Sodbury town.  It's looking slightly uphill, and a narrow footpath running down the side of a house.  Plenty of alizarin crimson was used in the initial wash especially on the shadows centre, the a lot cooler left in the darkest shadows.


Puerto del Carmen Old Town, 5


Landscape Watercolour of Lanzarote, 15" x 11".

A sketch of the very edge of the old part of Puerto del Carmen as it meets the side of some volcanic cliffs a very deep brown/red colour.  The low rise white homes here create a nice contrast against the darker hill side and streets.  Anyway I cheated with the dead-end road sign with a spot of white gouache - too time consuming to paint around it!