martedì 21 dicembre 2010

winter solstice - HAPPY CHRISTMAS ! BUON NATALE !

wishing you all .....

HAPPY CHRISTMAS !  BUON NATALE !  tanti auguri  



"winter solstice" - "solstizio d'inverno".......collages by my youngest daughter Gloria aged 5

domenica 19 dicembre 2010

watercolour and gouache certificate

lifting -out
watercolour study

At the beginning of this week I was delighted to finish after two years home study with London Art College  my Watercolour & Gouache Cerficate course with distinction. A huge thankyou to Maggy Roberts my tutor for all your encouragement and continuous support .
I also wanted to thankyou all for your comments on my coursework which i have posted on my blog are a couple of studies I did earlier on in the course exploring various techniques.

scratching with knife
watercolour study from life

venerdì 10 dicembre 2010

ARTISTI DEL CUORE - Mostra pro - alluvionati Caldogno

"ARTISTI DEL CUORE" - Mostra pro - alluvionati Caldogno
degli annessi Villa Caldogno a Caldogno (Vicenza)
inzierà venerdì 10 Dicembre 2010 alle ore 18:00
finirà domenica 12 Dicembre 2010 alle ore 18:00

Villa Veneto - Andrea Palladio

.... I wanted to mention this exhibition here...i hope anyone who lives nearby will visit the exhibition this week-end  ... I was happy to donate with many other artists a painting today for this exhibition after my  local watercolour association  Associazione Veneta Acquarello  asked members on behalve of Michela Gruppach if they could help  .....funds raised from the exhibition will be for the benefit of citizens who lost their homes when the Bacchiglione river flooded in the region of Veneto last month.

martedì 7 dicembre 2010

Christmas Lights - La Torre Bissara - Piazza Signoria - Vicenza


La Torre Bissara
"christmas lights"
inital wash
1/2 sheet Arches 300g

The Tower Bissara "Tower Square"  is situated alongside the Palliadian Basilica in Piazza dei Signori in the historical centre of looks incredible at this time of year with all the christmas lights  ......this is an intial wash experimenting with "Christmas lights" and night-time view .