Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A painting day


Today I experimented with wet on wet watercolour, I didn't draw anything, just made the paper wet and splodged the paint around - it was fun and new to me and I liked the unstructured result.


I really enjoyed myself today.  I like the hollyhocks the best.... wish they would grow in my garden but they never do.



Or maybe I like snapdragons best -



I found this lovely event: The Fairy Garden Contest, hosted by this blog am thinking of quite a few bloggers who would enjoy this one. 

Oh and look, this is my dear little fairy toadstool that was sent as a surprise by Nana  Isn't it sweet?  I think it needs some fairies for company, might try and make some......

Betty x






16 comments:

  1. Hi friend! I do like that woodsy toadstool! Nice of Nana!
    Currently, my fairy garden is full of wild spinach (and hollyhocks! I'll take a photo!) I might have to go potter there and place a few fairy accouterments
    about! I have a tiny metal love seat that will provide a resting place when the fairies need a break from their moonlit dancing.

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    1. Yes please - photos of hollyhocks would feel very summery - we have so much heavy rain here it's quite difficult to feel like fairy gardens this month! How lovely your fairy seat must be - I don't think any would stop long here with all this rain, their wings would be all soggy.

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  2. you are sooo creative x i have totally lost my creative spirit lately, cant blame it all on the weather but its not been good for me- depressing clouds. i love what you have done in watercolours. i was bought some water colour pencils at christmas, i must try them out...you are very inspiring xx

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    1. Thankyou Kazzy - I have some watercolour pencils too, I haven't got the hang of them yet but I will persevere! This persistent rain is really making the creativity flow slowly, I can assure you I am struggling too. Bettyx

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  3. Wow, those are great. Love the snapdragons.

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    1. Thanks Carolyn - ever since I was little I have enjoyed making the snap dragon 'talk' or 'smile' by manipulating the jaw type structure - do you do that? I can imagine you would!

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  4. Thats a lovely effect, love the 'looseness' of it all.

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    1. yes, I usually want to be very structured but was surprised how nicely it flows when you 'let go' and let the brush do the work.

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    1. I am so lucky - I absolutely love things like this and to be sent one for a surprise is the best. It will not be alone for long!

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  6. We have some beautiful Hollyhocks growing in our garden. I love them, they are REAL COTTAGE GARDEN FLOWERS.

    Your painting of them are so pretty.

    Sft x

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    1. Thanks, hollyhocks are indeed very cottage garden. Lucky you that they like growing in yours!

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  7. Hello Betty... wonder if there's a secret to hollyhock growing? Do let me know if you find the answer 'cos I would love to grow them too & they just won't.. even when I put them in hot, dry, open sunny spots. Love the shape of the toadstool : ) Much love Catherine x0x0x

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    1. If I find out will let you know!

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  8. These are really pretty. One of my favourite wild flowers is the poppy and these paintings remind me of them.

    CJ x

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  9. Yep, I am getting hollyhock fever, too. Guess because I just cannot grow them. We do have 2 struggling plants now, but the squirrels also like their leaves.

    Please paint some hollyhocks and I will put them on my blog, if you allow. I will do some, too. Pinterest has lots of pictures of hollyhocks for inspiration.
    Nancy

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