Saturday, 11 July 2009

New watercolour aceo's (june)

This is the third of my catch-up posts, actually things have been so hectic at home that I have not had a great deal of time for art/craft and so it is good to have these in hand. My MIL has is beginning to settle into her residential home and we have been very busy trying to get her settled in, also lots of finance and admin tasks to sort out her own house have kept us busy. We have attended several functions at the home with MIL to get her acclimatised.

We have just seen my youngest son turning 30, of course my wife turned this into a special event. Again lots of things to do, etc. And last but by no means least we have beem planning for our 40th anniversary later in the year. Lots of decisions and sorting out of itineries and all the little things that go with this sort of project.

This does not of course mean that household / domestic chores could be put on hold - oh no, my crafting has had to take a back seat. So here are a few watercolours to bring you up-todate.

The first three are from a series of paintings I started based on photographs of sunsets in Africa. I have considered doing a tutorial on how I did these, as some people seem to think that they are difficult to do. They are actually quite easy and I think I could show this in a very simple tutorial.



The last is also from a photograph, of Glastonbury Tor seen from the Avalon Marshes. It is now framed and belongs to my son who requested it on his birthday. He is into New Age stuff in a big way. How could I refuse?


OK folks that's it for now - see you soon, hopefully with more new art work.


Pattie said...

Really lovely,I like how you have captured the misty backgrounds and loveeee the bullrushes in the last one......hope things quieten down for you to relax and enjoy your painting and crafts, best therepy on earth !

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous sunsets John.