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Recent watercolours

I needed to get back to painting watercolours. Here are two recent Spring flower paintings plus the Connemara coast and a view over the village of Chittlehampton in North Devon.

Spring flowers
Easter daffs
The coast of Connemara
Chittlehampton, North Devon
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Water, fishing boats and sunrise

Here are two watercolours painted this week. One is of fishing boats at Appledore in North Devon. The other is a sunrise over the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland. Two places that I love.

Fishing boats at Appledore
Sunrise over Derryinver. Wild Atlantic Way
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Winter days

We’ve been lucky with weather here over the Christmas period; with terrible bush fires affecting my brother in Australia and flooding in parts of the UK, Devon has been largely ok albeit a bit grey and damp. Here’s a winter picture of a scene near Simonsbath up on Exmoor which I hope reflects one of the brighter days amidst the stillness of late December with its leafless trees and browns and russets.

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West of Ireland watercolour

I’m looking forward to another trip to Connemara on the west coast of Ireland in October for five days painting. Here’s a typical scene in watercolour with some bamboo and matchstick pen thrown in! I only used four colours to paint this; Payne’s grey, raw sienna, burnt umber and Winsor blue (red shade).

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Two watercolours

Here we have two recent watercolours painted with the great John Hoar. The west of Ireland (edge of the world) and a snowy North Devon. These were painted fast and free.