Monday, 20 April 2009

Pink Sail

I had a lovely day today painting on the 1st day of 'Spring Watercolours' we had fantastic painting weather sunny skies, no wind and soft muted colours. Base camp was beside the Lake at Portinscale painting the old wooden posts, it's a lovely spot with the stream trickling by and for company two Coots or maybe they were Moor Hen's! Ducks and Canadian Geese. Painting on stretched Fabriano Not paper and using a limited palette of Cobalt blue, Yellow ochre, Burnt Sienna and my new favourite Opera Rose, it is a real girlie pink!

Pink Sail
Painted in Watercolour on location 20th April 2009


our shabby cottage said...

Beautiful Jane - I remember riding my bike through Portinscale on the way to Keswick.

Teresa said...

The painting is gorgeous... looks much better than the real scenery!

jane ward said...

Thanks for these comments, I was'nt sure if it had worked, painting outdoors is very different to inside studio work.

José said...


A really pleasant painting, featuring a wise choice of colours and a well achieved atmospheric perspective.

Best regards,


Luisa said...

very very beautiful.ciao

Chuck Dilmore said...

That turned out beautifully!
Nice, nice work!