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 .
...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"
....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