Monday, 27 February 2012

Newlands Church in Little Town

I'm having a go at painting this beautiful scene in Newlands valley, the church dates back to the 16th century
In 1840, the church was in a rundown state the curate John Monkhouse  and raised funds to rebuild the structure and to add a school with the of cost £37!
William Wordsworth was so impressed by his first glimpse of the church through half-opened leaves that he wrote the poem, "Ode To May" and Beautrix Potter stayed nearby and painted it amongst the trees in 'Tales of Mrs Tinglewinkle'

The sketch is done, the colours chosen, the sponge at the ready for foliage, lets see how it transpires tomorrow.

 Fancy joining my Online watercolour course and start painting today following easy step by step with plenty of personal feedback, you will be amazed at your results. 

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