Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Dove Cottage in Grasmere England

"The Dove Cottage" in Grasmere England 8x 12 watercolor painting
On-location pencil sketch of the Dove Cottage

All of my pencil sketchbook studies help me more completely explore and experience what I see when I travel. After sketching on location I find I can remember the scene enough to paint without reference later. Of course this gives me lots of freedom to use artistic license. This little drawing of William Wordsworth's home in Grasmere England helped me to complete the above watercolor painting in my studio after returning home. My paintings and drawings from this summer trip will be on display in my gallery throughout the month of August. A reception will be held Thursday and Friday August 8 and 9. Gallery open weekdays from 10am to 5pm.


  1. Dear Ro,

    I love your sketches as much as your watercolors!

    And I dearly LOVE your cottages!

    Wish I was loaded 'cause it would be fun to add more England etc. to our home.

    Lots of love, Annie

  2. Dear Roland,
    I love your paintings and sketches they are ethereal and exquisite.
    I am writing a series of poetry books for the Romantic poets, one being Wordsworth and would love to use your painting of Dove Cottage in one of my sections. Please let me know if that is okay and how to credit you properly. I usually note the artists' name, the medium used, the year it was completed and where it what gallery the piece is in.

    Thanks so much, and please keep painting!