Here's a few weeping cherry tree leaves I've completed - the colours should be more red - especially in the one on the right,the photo seems to have lost it!
The Elan Valley is a truly beautiful place,with historic dams and 12 SSSI's ranging from ancient sessile oak woodlands to rare flower meadows. It has 4 large reservoirs with dams of impressive architecture, an aqueduct and lots of walks over the estate. My son and I wandered around the woods and trails on a gorgeous day last week and I took 130 photos!
Here's a few of my favourites.
The dam above has water rushing over it - I've not seen this before there as its normally dry in the summer.
I've been ill since then but managed to complete another forest landscape,this time in watercolour on Arches cold press paper.I'm not keen on the texture of this paper and prefer hot press but to get looser landscapes its best to use cold press (also called not paper).
I added the birds(red kites!!)for a focal point.
Bye for now x