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'Peace & Quiet' Watercolour Painting

There had been a lot of rain when I walked this route through Sutton Park so this is a flooded path rather than a stream but I'm always glad of water for casting their reflections - they always add something extra to a painting. I almost lost my wellies before I emerged the other side of the wet and started the trudge back to the car. I added the rocks and stones along the water's edge - they're not in the reference photo but I always find they help define better where water meets land as well as bring extra interest and texture to the scene. I've exaggerated some of the colours to add interest and contrasted the darker shadowy foreground with the light and airy background. I brushed in the little man and his dog to provide a focal point.

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cervantes wu 23 Dec 2019

I like the mood

Artist Reply: Many thanks

Marie josé LAURIER 21 Dec 2019

very nice watercolor ; i like the autumn color touches .Well done Steven !!

Artist Reply: Thanks Marie

Irina Stroup 20 Dec 2019

Gorgeous watercolor!

Artist Reply: Thanks Irina

Joanie Holliday 20 Dec 2019

LIGHT AND AIRY WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORS. BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

Artist Reply: Thanks Joanie

James Mann 20 Dec 2019

... well of course ... that's why it's a watercolor and not a photograph. We call the shots, compose the painting and bend it to our will. Nice work.