This is an original watercolour of our wonderful Tamar River in Launceston. I row with the Tamar Rowing Club, but sometimes when it is foggy in the winter we are not able to get on the water. Our coach has a yard-stick – if you can’t see across to the other side of the Tamar basin, then it is not safe to row – hence the title. It was done on Saunders Waterford 300 gsm rough paper using french ultramarine and brown madder.

From watercolour to mixed media – to create is magic!

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  • Alison Johnson
    Alison Johnsonalmost 5 years ago

    beautful work, cant believe I am the first to comment.!

  • Pauline Winwood
    Pauline Winwoodalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks so much for your feedback. It is appreciated more than you know!

  • Maryann3
    Maryann3almost 5 years ago

    This really catches the bleakness of a winter day. It’s like that
    where I am today. Grey, cold, rainy, somber.
    Rowing? Sounds like fun and a great way to stay in shape!

  • Think this is the best place to reply – then you might get to read it! Remember I am very NEW at this!!! Sorry you have bad weather today. Its fine and sunny here. I rowed yesterday, but it was so windy we wished we were sailing instead!

    – Pauline Winwood

  • Pauline Winwood
    Pauline Winwoodalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks Maryann. Sorry you have bad weather today. It’s looking fine here. I rowed yesterday and it was so windy we wished we were sailing instead!

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago

    sounds tough conditions for rowing.. us sailors have it a bit easier i think LOL .. beautiful artwork of your beloved river.. and theres just something special about mist on the water dont you think.. as long as i’m safely ashore that is…

  • Jo-anne Corteza
    Jo-anne Cortezaalmost 5 years ago

    can really feel the atmosphere here ;-) lovely Pauline.

  • Thanks Jo-anne. That’s what I was after. Glad you like it and thanks for commenting – appreciated.

    – Pauline Winwood

  • artbyrachel
    artbyrachelalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely limited palette painting.

  • Cheers Rachel, thanks for your comment.

    – Pauline Winwood

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in “Artistic, Creative & Very Talented!” – the group we named in honour of our members.
    Your work was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of art we are looking for in this group.
    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent work to this group.

  • That’s great news – but are you sure? I didn’t see it there.

    – Pauline Winwood

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Pauline. Yeah it’s there – I just checked. Click on ‘Featured Work’ and its on page 2. Cheers.

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful, atmospheric composition !!!

  • Thanks George. I have just been rowing on the Tamar this morning – looked a lot different – beautiful and sunny, you could see forever!

    – Pauline Winwood

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