Tuesday, 19 March 2013

I joined the painting class this week.  There is a 'resident tutor' who is a very accomplished artist in watercolour.  Everyone does their own thing and he comes round to help.  I didn't paint at the class but chatted and made some new friends, but I went home head brimming with new knowledge and ideas....

(photocopy of 'Helen Elizabeth by Ronald Bull' on the left)


This is my first bit of homework - using a photocopy of my tutor's beautiful work on the left for my first attempt on the right... I'm not keen on copying as was brought up not to! but it will be helpful in the learning process, today was fun.

Thanks for stopping for a chat - I am feeling so much better and posted my Spring Bouquet Swap to Elizabeth-D today.  Have a lovely week everyone. Betty x


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  1. Dear Betty - catching up on a few of your posts...I have been remiss in visiting you and others...just busy with chores and raising a new pup. Congratulations on your poppy...you are going to love watercolor and already you are ahead of the curve because of all your lovely work on silk. Have fun and enjoy. Hugs Debbie

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    1. Thankyou Debbie - lucky you with a new puppy, I'm a little bit jealous!

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  2. I don't think your tutor has much to teach you! That poppy is BEAUTIFUL and you've made it your own - well done you!Less chatting, more painting next time.lol xxx

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    1. Thankyou Nana - you always are so encouraging, a great blogging buddy.

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  3. Your painting is just beautiful. Your talent is just waiting for more watercolor painting.
    Great job. JB

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    1. Thankyou Julia - if only we could paint all day!

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  4. Betty, I think your tutor will be delighted with your very accomplished work.

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    1. Thankyou, I can't wait for the next lesson!

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  5. Glad you are better Betty. So glad you are making new friends at class. That is a lovely interpretation of your teachers painting. We do love poppies. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thankyou Molly and friends. you have been making me laugh a lot lately with your own blog posts - thanks for popping over.

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  6. I love poppies, yours is gorgeous.

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  7. You sound happy & motivated from your new class Betty - I love that watercolour poppy. I actually adore poppies, never used to but now I just love them all. So glad you are sounding and feeling much better - Julie Xox

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    1. Thankyou Julie, I have never been able to grow poppies, not even on my allotment so it's quite satisfying to find I can paint one!

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  8. My first thought was to wonder why someone as talented as you was going to a class, but now I see that the stimulation must be fascinating. I do think that the right hand poppy is just as amazing as the left!

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    1. Thankyou so much Mags - you have always left such positive comments and are a great encouragement but believe me there is plenty to learn.

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  9. Wow!! I like yours the best ...

    Love Claire xx

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    1. thankyou! and thanks for stopping by - comments really appreciated.

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  10. What a beautiful painting, you will blossom and bloom in this new class.

    If you don't like copying other paintings, would your teacher help you use a photograph of place or flower to paint from?

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    1. that's a good idea Carolyn thankyou! I think that's the best plan!

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  11. Glad the art class went well. I know just how you feel i go to a similar class where i live and i tend to chat more than i paint, but i just love ittttttt.
    I think my Spring swap went well with Rebecca from Criven cottage..Happy Painting.......xx

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  12. You're definitely well on your way to being terribly good at it I think! Your poppy is charming! Keep it up, you have so much potential and in all honesty I've seen professional watercolour artists produce works less attractive than yours. This is something I would be happy to frame and hang in my home! Great job!

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  13. Betty- poppies are one of my favorites- your watercolor is just magnificent! Honestly-- it's prettier than the original version-
    Xoxo
    Vicki

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