Watercolour 30cm x 20cm. Artists watercolours on Saunders Waterford 140lb cold pressed paper.

I loved the light effect on this hawthorn branch when I took a photo of it last Autumn. Yesterday I got around to painting it and enjoyed trying to capture the cast shadows on the leaves.


hawthorn, berries, autumn, fruit, sunlight, cast shadows, watercolour

I’m a watercolour artist and art tutor from Nottingham, UK. I love painting flowers particularly and sharing techniques with others as I really rate this wonderful medium. I have written two watercolour tips and techniques books which demonstrate the way I like to use watercolour.

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  • Ruth S Harris
    Ruth S Harrisalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful observation and beautiful result Ann!

  • Thank you so much Ruth!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownalmost 2 years ago

    It’s beautiful Ann. I like the combuination of warm and cool colours.

  • Thank you Cal, so glad you like the colours!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesalmost 2 years ago

    Hi Ann,
    Good to see a new painting of yours.
    I love the sense of depth that you’ve got in this one – very clever.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Hi Jacki, Thanks for your nice words here and for the note you left me on your anemone painting.
    Things have been a bit up and down for me this year and I haven’t been able to concentrate on the painting and uploading to RB. There are always things to prepare for classes too, I find.
    Its not that easy to sell on here, it’s slow and steady! But it’s always fun to see everyone’s work and I hope to get back to it more. Happy Painting!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    10-16-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much for this feature Kira…I am thrilled!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Beatrice Cloake
  • Thanks Beatrice…I’ve seen the image in situ…lovely selection!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Colombe  Cambourne
    Colombe Cambo...almost 2 years ago

    This is absolutely stunning, Ann. Fantastic job!

  • Thank you Colombe, that’s really nice of you!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 2 years ago

    OCTOBER 20th, 2012
    ? Please VISIT & PLACE the nominated work in the

  • Thank you Mary! Honoured to be included in Artist of the Month in your group.

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 2 years ago

    Whoa!!! Delightful watercolor, Ann!! I have not been on RB much and see I’ve missed a few beauties of yours…..

  • I’ve not been here much either Sally. Life getting in the way….thanks for your nice comment!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Victoria  _Ts
    Victoria _Tsalmost 2 years ago

    Another beautiful painting!

  • Thank you Victoria!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • ValM
    ValMalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely. So clear and crisp. i can feel the autumn in the air. a beautiful balance of colours.

  • Thank you Val, glad you enjoyed the colours…the special atmosphere of Autumn, warm colours, cool air!

    – Ann Mortimer

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