martedì 25 maggio 2010

cherry sketches

cherry sketch

...a quick sketch i started  yesterday before all the cherries were eaten

.....a couple of  other sketches from last year

lunedì 24 maggio 2010

nightime scene initial experiment part of my watercolour course work this is an initial experiment of  a nightime scene painted  from memory...alot more experimenting to do !  


lunedì 17 maggio 2010

elephant sketch

....this is a sketch i made a while ago but wanted to share it as  i like the effect of  pébéo colorex watercolour ink and watercolour together ..thanks debbie again for the wonderful reference .

domenica 16 maggio 2010


" five"

susan liles tagged me on her blog to answer the 5 questions about ourselves here's my rather short  edited version :)  

what were you doing five years ago?

living in Italy with my family ..we still are
full time mum of two beautiful girls .. they are 5 and 11 now :)
partner with my husband of an architectural and engineering company

where would you like to be five years from now ?

 painting !

what would you do if you were a billionare ?

.....let you know if it ever happens

my favorite snacks


things on my list to do today 

 enjoy my family , go to an art exhibition .

an artist and friend  i'd like to tag is  Kaye Parementer to answer the same questions  ..hope you find time Kaye
thanks susan for asking  ...hope you've had  a good w-e everyone

lunedì 10 maggio 2010

domenica 9 maggio 2010



hand made clay pendant made at nursery school by my youngest daughter 


Filastrocca delle parole
Si faccia avanti chi ne vuole
Di parole o la testa piena
Con dentro "la luna a la balena"
Ma le piu belle le ho nel cuore
Le sento battere:

happy mother's day

mercoledì 5 maggio 2010

woodland scene based on the demonstration - The Atmospheric Landscape - The Tao of Watercolour by Jeanne Carbonetti

As part of my watercolour and gouache course work my next project is to paint a spring woodland scene ....we have been  asked to look at the landscape paintings of COROT for inspiration

or to paint a painting expressing  a poem by SHAN-MAI which starts

The Green Spring
When Spring comes
I see the woods turning green...............

i've started making lots of  green colour swatches with watercolour and gouache and have made a few plein air woodland sketches this week is a difficult challenge for me .

with the project in mind  i also decided to start  exploring a few demonstrations of a wonderful book called "The Tao of Watercolor" by  Jeanne Carbonetti , which  was recommended to me a few years ago.
i'm posting my first attempt based on Jeanne's  demonstration  of "The Atmospheric Landscape"

"woodland scene"

i'd like to thank Jeanne Carbonetti  for her kind permission to post my WIP  

here  is the link to Jeanne Carbonetti  

 As part of my watercolour and gouache course work my next project is to paint a spring woodland scene or to paint a painting expressing a poem by SHAN-MAI which starts