sabato 30 gennaio 2010

mercoledì 27 gennaio 2010

autumn colours

jumping back to autumn .... as part of my course work i have to paint a view from the garden ...we live on the hillside in the countryside i find the views are inspiring and very challenging ..this was a section of a study i liked .

martedì 26 gennaio 2010

lunedì 25 gennaio 2010

FIORI Natura e simbolo dal Sciento a Van Gogh ...FLOWERS Nature and Symbol from Seventeenth Century to Van Gogh

Forlì
MUSEI SAN DOMENNICO
24th Gennia
20th Giugno 2010


as i love painting flowers i'm hoping to see this exhibition ..it opened this week .... thought it might be of interest ....adding the link here .

http://www.mostrafiori.com/introduzione.html

lunedì 18 gennaio 2010

Rowland Hilder's "Painting Landscapes in Watercolour" .... "country lane" step by step


...about 25 years ago I was very lucky to visit Rowland Hilder's studio with my father in Blackheath .... I'll never forget him, his studio and his work .... he demonstrated on a full sheet how to paint a simple "flat wash" .... as we were leaving the studio he gave me my first ever watercolour book "STARTING WITH WATERCOLOUR " .... this is a step by step I painted recently of a " country lane " from "Painting Landscapes in Watercolour" by Rowland Hilder....alot of his work can be seen by goggling "images by Rowland Hilder"

lunedì 11 gennaio 2010

"wisteria branch"


"art in Trieste"

....yesterday we went to see Alpina Della Martina's "LUCE" exhibition in Trieste ... it was such a pleasure to talk with her and see her paintings for the first time ... her watercolours are so incredibly beautiful ....i've added her link here
http://www.alpinadellamartina.it/

...it was also the last day of Nicoletta Costa's exhibition which was an added bonus ...my girls love her illustrations as do I .... www.nicolettacosta.com