Sunday, 15 February 2009

Continuing a theme...

I sorted through lots of photos of my garden flowers, found some of poppies and painted a clutch of them for my latest offering. I still can't get my head around there being either very detailed watercolour artwork, or, as I've been told by both recent tutors, that not too much detail is to be used. Having googled 'watercolour art' several times, I am amazed at what comes back. They vary from fuzzy blended impressions to very fine detailed work depending on the style of the artist.

Knowing when to stop has always been a problem with me, whether it be gardening, shopping, talking, eating, sex or painting. Due to current finances, shopping and eating have been drastically reduced; gardening is out of bounds until the warmer weather; I have few people to talk to (hence the blog), so that just leaves sex and painting - one of which is totally off the menu.

For the forthcoming week I shall be caring for and entertaining various grandchildren and daughters leaving no time or energy for painting. I may not be blogging or painting for a while as I need to security protect my computer and hide all paints; batten down hatches, hide the cats and get the germalene and antiseptic wipes ready. Now I must think about what to do with them all that doesn't cost the earth.

5 comments:

Poor Bronx Boy said...

Hello Widow from Oxfordshire.

This is a voice from the past, Abraham, writing to say hi as I missed your earthy writings and delicious photos.

I am well and trust you're doing the same.

I stopped my blog entries for a while but experienced a revelation and will revive my writings and photography.

Best to you and yours and a belated happy new year.

Abie

Hogday said...

Fab! I can see you as the new sensation, "JennyB,The Piano Playing Watercolourist" or should that be "The Waterclouring Pianist"? Look out Rolf.......

JennyB said...

Thank you Hogday... you are much too kind. I'll work on my Australian accent and growing a beard. Just need a piano... however, I've just remembered the piano accordion is gathering dust in the wardrobe!

JennyB said...

Hi Bronx boy, I'll drop you an email so we can chat... if you want?

powdergirl said...

That is absolutely gorgeous ! Love the aspect, directly over-head, in this painting. Poppies are a favorite, and I don't even have any hobbies that involve opiates.

( yet )

As to knowing when to stop, well, self restraint is a bit over-rated.