by John Melhuish
I started painting at Christmas 2007 and have produced several paintings but have not shared them with anyone - I would therefore appreciate any comments good or bad.
The paper is Arches watercolour 140lbs rough. The medium is watercolour and approx 270mm x 190mm.
The painting is from a photograph that I took during a visit to Scarborough in North Yorkshire UK. I produced the painting because it reminded me of when I was a young child and a donkey ride was the highlight of the summer holidays - also I had never previously painted animals or people.
The most challenging part was actually starting the picture i.e. sketching the figures in location and proportion. I was most pleased with the composition and brightness of colours - which are not so vivid on the photograph.
Please be honest with your comments !