A selection

  • Freshwater Bay (plein air)
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  • Watercolour on Hahnemuhle Cornwall paper, 20 x 50 cm
  • The Garden at Swiss Cottage, Osborne House (plein air)
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  • Watercolour on Hahnemuhle Andalucia paper, 30 x 40 cm
A couple of pleins airs watercolours from the Isle of Wight. The view of Freshwater Bay looks south east, along 'the Back of the Wight', the justly famous south-west coast. Osborne House, East Cowes, was the holiday retreat for Queen Victoria and her family; Swiss Cottage was her children's residence, and like the main house has magnificent gardens. Each is painted using 'pure' technique, with transparent colours, and no gouache or bodycolour.