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Drainage ditch in the Fens Cambridgeshre painted in watercolour

Posted On: Sunday 30th October 2011
Summary: A scene painted in watercolour painted in the fens of Cambridgeshire near the village of Cottenham

Blog Tags: Landscape painting   Watercolor   Outdoor painting   Pochade painting   Plein air   Painting in Cambridge   Mixed media   Cambridge Art Academy   Reflections in water   Painting trees   Painting water   Watercolor painting   

fens landscape in watercolorTrees are shedding their leaves and battening down the hatches for winter. And the wind gets up some speed sometimes here in the flatlands of East Anglia.

In this watercolour the scene is lit by an almost wintery sun, The undergrowth that usually fills the banks has been cleared away. and the ditch dredged to aid the flow of water. The whole scene looks rather stripped bare.

I emphasised the bare trees and caught the far distance as it was overshadowed with thick cloud. The bridge was picked out with gouache made from watercolour and permanent white.


Back to the France holiday for the last day, tomorrow.


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