Paul Talbot-Greaves

Paul is an experienced artist from Brighouse who previously ran a demonstration and a workshop for the club in 2016.
In September 2021 he ran a demonstration on Zoom for 14 members. The subject was a canal scene based on the following photograph. Images during painting were taken from a computer screen.

Photograph of canal

Paul choose Sanders Waterford 300lb (640 gsm) paper half imperial size (22 by 15 inches).
He used fresh tube paints. alizariun crimson, Winsor violet, sap green, cobalt blue, ceruleun blue, french ultramarine, burnt sienna and Winsor yellow.

Paul explained how he split the picture into shapes which he had sketched in beforehand.
He seeks to maximise contrast and started with a light blue wash for the bright area of sky and canal, light crimson for the canal path and light yellow for the grassy bank and the part of the trees on the left.


Paul then established the dark areas, starting with a dark green/blue mix for the distant trees above the canal and the trees to the right in shadow. A lighter green in the trees to the left catching the sun from the right.

Further bold dark colours in the trees on the left.

Relections in lighter tones

Shadows painted across canal path and banking. Details of canal lock added in white.

Finished painting image sent by Paul

Sunday stroll at the waterside, watercolour by Paul Talbot-Greaves

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