More on the Great Wall

A couple of posts ago I showed a sketch that I made while walking on the Great Wall of China, during our trip there in April. Now, I have been busy in the studio and have been tackling a watercolour of the Great Wall, based on my sketches and photographs.

watercolour painting of the great wall of china
The Great Wall of China at Jinshaling. Watercolour 50cms x 30cms.

It’s quite a big painting, on a half-imperial (22ins. x 15ins.) sheet of Waterford 300lb rough paper. I completed it in one session, which is unusual for me, but this was one of those works that seemed to want to be painted, so it was a relatively easy couple of hours work. Great Wall of China near Jinshaling will be shown at my solo exhibition at King’s Lynn Arts Centre, starting on Saturday 7th June and continuing until the 21st June. I hope you can find the opportunity to call in and have a look at what I’ve been doing.

This weekend is Dersingham Open Gardens and the studio is open as part of the Dersingham Art Trail. Not a good day for the weather today, wet and very few visitors braving the elements, but that has given me the chance to do some painting. I’ve been working on some oil paintings today, and I will let you have a look at the results soon. Meanwhile you are very welcome at the studio during the remainder of the Bank Holiday weekend – see my contact page for the location.