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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Lake Windermere


Towards the end of January I showed some of my earliest photographs, taken in my late teens or soon after, which I had come across in the process of trying to re-organise my work space. They depressed me slightly, if the truth be known, because I thought them better than I am achieving now, notwithstanding the fact that I now have much superior equipment.

Here I am trying to correct the emphasis. This is one of my earliest watercolours. I don't feel the same way about it, though it is not a finished painting, but a sketch from my sketch book.

10 comments:

Carl said...

Hi Dave - I love the color in this. I wish my earliest watercolors looked this good!

Helen said...

Hello there,
A sketch? Not finished? Your watercolor is a thing of beauty ~ my favorite medium.

John Hayes said...

Beautiful colors there & a lovely change in texture between the foreground trees & the clouds & water!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sketch books are - in my opinion - every bit as important as diaries for telling one about one's past life.

120 Socks said...

Even as a copy image for a blog post, the movement in this is wonderful. I would be very proud of it if I was you.

Windsmoke. said...

I've a soft spot for paintings and find this one very good. May i be so bold as to suggest that you a step back look at this painting from a different point of view :-).

Bee said...

This is an early work? I think that I would be satisfied if it were the sum total of a life's artistic experience . . .

Especially love the dramatic sky reflected in the water.

Rose said...

Beautiful, you are a man of many talents! Yes, be proud. Love the colours on the lake.

angryparsnip said...

How exciting that you have found the earlier photos and now the sketch book.
It is really interesting to look back in time.

cheers, parsnip

Dave King said...

Carl
Thanks, but I think the camera may flatter a little.

Helen
Yes, mine too, but I find it the most difficult one.

John
Another reason it's my favourite medium: you get credit for the happy accidents! Thanks John.

Weaver
I absolutely agree with you. Sketches - even those by some of the geatest masters - are often superior in many ways to the finished painting.

120 Socks
Thanks. A lovely comment.

Windsmoke
Mmm, I think I see what you're getting at. Thanks for the suggestion.

Bee
It's an early watercolour, not an early painting.
Thanks a lot for the comment. Good to have you visiting.

Rose
Hi and many thanks. Much appreciated.

angryparsnip
Surprising what you unearth when you start to clear up! Grateful for your comment.