Thursday, 24 June 2010

Smile in the Sunshine

Something I hope will make you smile!

A couple of years ago, having had a wonderful carpet of new turf laid in our garden, we vowed to keep this little patch of green garden weed-free! Walking past the lawn yesterday, I had to smile as I saw the thickest patch of daisies I've ever seen - flowers two or three deep and not just one or two, but hundreds. I think it is fantastic but slightly funny! I can't wait to have a go at painting these overlapping petals - if anyone else wants to have a go and painting them too, please do!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

On Show

There are so many fantastic subjects that we can paint, inspiration comes from so many directions.

I am taking stock and really enjoying splashing out on some unusual subjects, looking for a different angle - something to create a stir, cause a reaction or to produce painting that simply states, this medium of watercolour is magical. I am so lucky to be able to do what I enjoy - my eyes are well and truly open to light, colour, character, transparency and all the things that make me say "wow"!
Next week, I have a couple of days where I can truly experiment and have some fun without the pressures of an exhibition, hopefully more posts to follow soon!
Happy painting everyone!