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Watercolour Gallery - 4

A watercolour painting of a farmer with his tractor and hay cutter
A scene created for a friend based around his favourite ornament of a tractor and hay cutting machine, which always brought him fond memories of when he used to sit on his own fathers red tractor.

Making Hay

A watercolour painting of a small boat
I saw this small boat bobbing on the water in the marina in Torbay. There was just something about it that made me want to paint it.

I also felt the need to draw this in pen and ink

Boat In Torbay

A watercolour painting of a boy pulling a dinghy on the beach
This painting of a young boy pulling his canoe through shallow water was a slight deviation for me in that I tried a lighter, more relaxed style. I enjoyed it and will try the same thing again.

Boy with Boat

A watercolour painting of a rainbow trout
I confess I really struggled to get the colours right in this one. Adding multiple layers of paint finally created an acceptable result.

Rainbow Trout

A watercolour painting of some crocus flowers
I'm blessed with a fine selection of Crocuses in my garden and this was painted from one of my many photographs of them.


A watercolour painting of an old red telephone box
An iconic symbol of times gone, by these old Red Telephone boxes are a rare sight these days. If you come across one it is a joy to see.

Telephone Box

A watercolour painting of an Elephant
I painted this Elephant from a photograph submitted by one of my forum members for the Monthly Painting Project.


A watercolour painting of an old wooden wheelbarrow
I just love the weathered textures of this old wooden Wheelbarrow and couldn't wait to try and paint it.

I enjoyed it so much I did a pen drawing of it too.


A watercolour painting of Lindisfarne castle
One place I've always wanted to visit but haven't made it ... yet. I painted this from a photograph sent to me by a very good friend. Lindisfarne Castle is situated on Holy Island and sits atop a volcanic mound known as Beblowe Craig. It was built in the 1550's using stones from the demolished Priory.

Lindisfarne Castle

A watercolour painting of the door and clock at All Saints church
All Saints church in Earls Barton has a door halfway up it's tower which appears to be completely without purpose. However, I understand that in the 10th century the tower stood on its own and provided a safe haven from marauding vikings. Local peasants climbed to the door by a ladder which they pulled up after them.

See the whole church on my Pen & Wash pages.

Door without Purpose

A watercolour painting of a tall chimney stack
I came across this tall chimney stack and interesting roof combination during a visit to Chipping Cambden, an exceptionally pretty village in the heart of the Cotswolds. Like all of the buildings in the village, it is made of a local stone known as 'Cotswold Stone'.


A watercolour painting of Glencoe
Possibly the most spectactular and beautiful place in Scotland is Glencoe. The name 'Glencoe' is often said to mean "Glen of Weeping" perhaps due to the infamous "Massacre of Glencoe". The glen is surrounded by wild and precipitous mountains and I've attempted to show the low lying cloud moving in over the mountain tops.


A watercolour painting of a cottage on a hill
This painting was done with the prime purpose of wanting to continue my experiments with 'mist'. Having created a smokey steamey atmosphere at the lake, this painting allowed me to try low cloud covering a mountain top.

Hillside Cottage

A watercolour painting of a boat in fog
I was at Bala Lake in North Wales on a very frosty, foggy January day. The sun was bright and trying to penetrate the fog. As the fog began to lift I saw a lone boat moored to a buoy. The photographs I took were very atmospheric and this painting is an attempt to capture that in watercolours.

Boat on Bala Lake

A watercolour painting of an old ruined lime kiln
I painted this version of an old abandoned Lime Kiln in watercolour in order to compare it with the same subject painted in acrylics. I had found the acrylic version more difficult than I had expected and assumed that was because I was new to the medium. It wasn't. I found this simple-looking subject harder than anticipated.

I've also drawn it in pen.

Old Lime Kiln