Monday, 9 May 2011

The buttercup meadow


The buttercup meadow - Watercolour (31 cm x 39 cm) by Benoit Philippe

I painted this watercolour on site during the Eater break we spent in the North of France. This spot is located in Vertain (France), a village not far from Valenciennes. There is a stream surrounded by meadows which offers many scenes to paint. I though I would paint the river itself with the willows but found this scene.

The buttercups were glowing in the afternoon sun and the wind, bending the grass, was making the foreground interesting.

2 comments:

Cindy Michaud said...

I do feel that breeze, wild buttercups? lovely, nice work.

ANDREW TAYLOR said...

Colourful and fresh. Well done.