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David Howell PPRSMA


October 2018

This year has been fantastic for plein air painting  and through the summer I have worked in Brittany and the Scottish Highlands, as well as my more usual locations in Yorkshire and East Anglia and now I’m very busy in the studio with  new pictures for a 3-man exhibition at the Wykeham Gallery in Stockbridge, Hampshire, which opens on November 9th.  

Loch Torridon W/col 25 x 36 cm

Torridon was our base up in Scotland and provided a magnificent selection of landscape opportunities.  This watercolour is typical  and will be on show at the Wykeham Gallery exhibition in November.  Go to www.wykehamgallery.co.uk for further details.

Stearsby Beaters - W/col 33 x 49 cm

This watercolour was painted from a pencil scribble at the time and a further visit to get a little more detail of the scene.  I love the blackness and shapes of the big tree and the hedge and how it contrasts with the ochres of the dead grasses in the foreground, whilst the sky colour is somewhat ominous and threatening fiorther snow.  This painting was exhibited and sold at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London earlier this year.

The watercolour book launched last year has been very popular with excellent revues.and along with its sister volume ‘Painting with Oils’ has now been scheduled for re-printing.  Both books are available directly from the publisher, Crowood Press at www.crowood.com or alternatively from major internet art material suppliers, Amazon  or your favourite bookshop.  APV films who made the film ‘Just Watercolour’ are offering both  the book and the DVD as a special - see www.apvfilms.com for a trailer of the film and how to order.