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The sun almost shines

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On site in a moorland landscape
Putting together a consistent outdoor work pattern has proven difficult, given the weather which has dogged much of the UK over a significant number of months. Not so much the cold but the lack of direct sunlight. Wonderful outdoor subjects can look plain and ordinary in flat light. So, with just a glimmer of something resembling a bright day (not actually but good enough)I set out wtih a basic watercolour kit. I chose a moorland location with a pre determined rout which has proven of interest in the past. The exercise proved as difficult as usual at times and made a pleasant change from indoor work. I think I captured some of the vitality of working on locatoin and was a fun way to begin the rest of the year's outdoor painting.