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Thaxted windmill painted with pastels

Posted On: Friday 30th May 2014
Summary: Thaxted has a working tower windmill, and I painted this in pastels late in the afternoon as the miller was closing up

Blog Tags: Outdoor painting   Plein air   Pastels painting   Windmills and mills   Buildings   Industrial buildings   

thaxted windmillI love painting windmills, and Thaxted is one I have often passed but not had the opportunity until recently to stop and get out my easel.

On this occasion I had a large sheet of smooth watercolour paper (about 24" x 18") which I had primed some time ago with random streaks of green acrylic and indian ink. This proved to be as suitable backdrop to using soft pastels in chunky strokes.
 

 

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