Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 25th June, 2017)
What a lovely shot..so peaceful and tranquil..thank you Harry,I would love to dip my toes in there.
Back to being a two year old, nearly 64 years ago, walking with my Grandad.
Many thanks Harry - not just my nostalgia, but an excellent shot in itself.
Hello Maureen, this is quite near to where your brother Mike used to live. The wood is beyond the field at the back of where I live. It's lovely,I walk in there regularly.
I love this photo Harry, all those reflections of different colours of green - so serene.
An absolutely beautiful photo,thanks Harry, just great.
Hello Elizabeth,thank you for that info...what a lovely area for a walk..there's no such places like that in Beech Hill I'm afraid.
Maureen, you are not so far in Beech Hill from some pleasant walks in Elnup Wood. You can get there along the route of the old mineral line which went from Giants Hall to John pit or the longer route via Standish Wood Lane and back to Beech Hill through the wood.
I can almost hear the tinkle and splash of the water. Very good picture.
Great shot. Such a tranquil scene.
Hows your acrylics coming along, Maureen?
Thank you very much Derek.
Welcome back Gio.
Well hello Johnny..to be truthful..I'm using them both..both in portraits and animals but.....my main love is oils..I find that I can shade better with oils..and I love shading..are you still painting Johnny and what are your favourite subjects...nice to talk to you again.
I apologise for going off subject Harry.
How lovely, I can almost hear the water,and feel the cool breeze.
...Oops, I CAN hear the water and feel the cool breeze,but it's from the millpond at the back of our house, which overflowed it's banks after a large rainfall from a thunderstorm on Thursday night! Thank goodness the house is on top of a twenty foot hill!
..But seriously, this is a lovely picture. Thanks Harry.
No need to apologise Maureen, carry on painting and I thank you and every one for your interest and comments. H.
Harry..you're a true gent.
Harry..you're a true gent.
Maureen have you ever tried painting with pastels? You can create such a vibrant painting and the colours never fade.
Hello Dorothy,I think I've tried every medium,but I keep going back to oils..I love what I can do with them..but thank you anyway....can I ask what subjects you portray.
Maureen, Dorothy pastels are really good to use and I think the easiest. I've done quite a few pictures with them yet I always go back to water colour.
Hello Veronica, I think everyone finds their own medium to work with,and of course when you do find your own favourite it makes all the difference in the enjoyment of painting...I'm in another world when I'm painting.
Maureen/Veronica. I love painting Seascapes, Landscapes and Fruit, pastels are very forgiving when you make a mistake it is easy to rectify. Are you members of an Art Group? I go to my local Art Group we are all of a certain age! I agree about being in another world. Happy painting!
Yes Dorothy I'ma member of my local art group and a 'certain' age. I love landscapes ,
Seascapes and still life as well as ballet dancers! That's why I look on PAD everyday for inspiration for landscape and there are some really good pictures I must say!
Dorothy/ Veronica..I'm not a member of an art group,but I seem to have been painting all my life..I love portraiture and animals..have done a couple of landscapes,but never have any satisfaction doing them..I suppose everyone have their own likes and dislikes although dislikes is a silly word isn't it..have just finished George Michael portrait,and wondering who to paint next..I'm also on the forum'Wigan Rejects' and painted dogs for two of the people on there.
Veronica I occasionally watch painting demonstrations on Utube they are interesting and informative. Do you have an Exhibition at your group where you can sell your work if so desired, it's a great feeling when you do, the fact that someone loves your work.
Regards to both - we have a different artist once a month and an exhibition in the library. I like watching various artists on YouTube.Try it Maureen. I like Sheila Gill. I've drawn the grand kids and Wotsit Cumberbacth oh and Cary Grant! Apologies Harry ! (we'll be banned on here) :0)) !
Ps - lovely talking to you both!
Veronica,I don't think Harry will mind,as I
previously said..I think he's a gent,.mind you
I won't make a habit of it,but it has been nice to have a chat about painting. Thank you Harry. x