"Broadway Windows" 8 x 10 watercolor $75 This close up of the beautiful stones on the structures in Broadway, England and the windows surrounded by flowers was fun to paint! By enlarging it, you can see how I used a splatter method to created the colorful flowers in the foreground. I also used some dry brush texture in the stones and the wet into wet technique in other places.
"Almost Hidden" 6 x 6 Watercolor $50 I am still painting on a series of cottage and tea room paintings from the Cotswold region of England, where my daughter and son-in-law vacationed with my husband, Bob, and me last summer just before Fall. It was still quite beautiful there with many flowers and lovely weather most of the time. Among my favorite things are thatch-roofed houses and English gardens. I was pleased with how this painting turned out and hope you like it, too. Click on it for a closer view.
I have finally finished this watercolor! It just didn't seem to want to be finished! Or maybe I labored over it unnecessarily. I enjoyed doing the sky and love how it looks. I enjoyed the texture done with dry brush technique. But somehow I got a little bogged down with detail and wish I had been a little more playful in the application of the paint. Still, it captures the essence of the tearooms in Cotswold. Hope you like it! Click on it for a closer look. You can buy a painting from me by clicking on Buy Now in the right column, through Pay Pal. Also please click on the Daily Paintworks Gallery to see a whole screen full of paintings all at one time!
I have the beginning of a new painting to show you. It is from my travels in the Cotswold section of England last August/September. The quaint villages were so beautiful and this painting is of a little tea room at Bourton on the Water. I am doing some interesting dry brush work on the stones. Click on it to see a closer view. I have LOTS to do, but thought you might enjoy seeing something underway. I have found it difficult to paint daily since Christmas, as there are so many other things in ones' life to take up time....often things that have to be done, but that you had rather not do, such as work on taxes, do a clean out which can take months, and then of course, just daily drudgery of keeping the place tidy. I have always said that artists need personal assistants to take care of everything. Dream on!
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.