* Kirstin White’s Winchester watercolour painting group met on a breezy spring afternoon at Winnall Moors today.
So much to choose from!
Billowing white May blossom was looking abundant and beautiful against a darkened sky. The ground was covered by a green tapestry of leaves in diverse variety and pockets of bright pink ragged robin shone prettily.
We were lucky with the weather, managing to avoid the threatened rain, but the changing light levels made for challenging picture composition. It was a case of knowing what had first drawn us to a particular scene and then remembering to paint it as it had looked when we chose it!
There will be further painting opportunities throughout the summer of 2019. Watercolour outside, in and around Winchester and Basingstoke. If there are wet days when outdoor painting was planned, we will meet at the studio in Dummer, halfway between Winchester and Basingstoke. Everyone welcome but booking is essential.
Choosing a subject
Views depicting the river water as well as the wonderful spring foliage were favourite watercolour painting subjects. A scene, looking out across from the river was chosen as a by two members of the group. I painted a demonstration of a range of different spring foliage, with the picture held together by an attractive building.
* I enjoyed painting watercolours from the riverside footpath, between The Ship Inn at Swanwick and The Rising Sun in Warsash, today. Not far from Universal Marina, the views of the Hamble River here are spectacular.
The wreck, shown, is taken to be that of the Brixham trawler, William Allen.
The arena at Curdridge Country Show 2018 was alive with activity today. I captured some of the dancers from Curdridge Primary School, and the well camouflaged owls that followed them! Todays lesson; while, after all, owls are not particularly wise, kids are!
The watercolour painting that I made at the show, depicts arena activities over a period of time. So much going on in the same space!