Havannah Pond Watercolour

We cycle a local bike ride straight from our house which takes us up to the Three Hills and Havannah nature reserve. On one of the bike rides in March, I took some photos and painted this watercolour from one of them.

Havannah Pond in March

Here are the progress paintings. I had more defined detail in the grasses in the foreground on the left but then washed some water over them to soften them so the emphasis would be on the details of the bare trees.

Havannah Watercolour

Havannah Watercolour

Havannah Watercolour

Havannah Watercolour

 

Havannah Pond in March

As you can see, I also cropped the left side of the painting off - I felt that the tree wasn't working well and there was too much grass.

My intention is to go back in each season and paint the same scene as it changes.

The original watercolour is for sale 11x8 in a 15x12 mount - £40

Prints and cards are also available. Thank you for looking!

 

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