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What I've been up to this winter.


By madmum


The weather has been cold, wet, and even snowy this year and I’m very much a fair weather gardener, so what have I been doing?

I’ve been using my time creatively of course! All watercolours :o)

This rose might look familiar – I posted the photo a while ago.

A fun exercise, using warm and cool colours to show how light is reflected (warm is reflected from the ground, cool from the sky usually)

More flowers – a faded hydrangea.

Echinacea flowers

My favourite flower!

A still life for a change :o) I’m very happy to say that this one has sold already – more money for my garden!

I’ve also finished a portrait of my youngest daughter and a quick sketch of a racehorse (which also sold yippee)

Thanks to TT for suggesting I post these in a blog instead of in the photo album!

Just for TT, some dogs I’ve painted in the past….





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Ruth, these are wonderful pictures !
Whenever I see your paintings of food, whether liquorice allsorts or cherries, it makes me feel hungry :o)

Well done on selling your paintings.
As you say, more money to spend on your garden.
Thanks for making this lovely blog. :o)

3 Feb, 2009


Thank YOU TT! It's a pleasure to share with everyone :o)

3 Feb, 2009


Have you ever drawn dogs ?
You mention the race horse....

3 Feb, 2009


Very impressed, especially like the duck and faded hydrangea.......

3 Feb, 2009


I have done, let me find them and I can add them to the blog!

3 Feb, 2009


Your watercolours are beautiful..particularly likt the duck.[Well I would wouldnt I ] No wonder the still life of cherries has is stunning !

3 Feb, 2009


Wonderful canine portraits.
You have a good eye for proportion and colour.
They look natural and correct.
Congratulations. :o)

3 Feb, 2009


Thanks Lincslass!

LOL BB - thank you!

TT, that's a big complement, thank you!

3 Feb, 2009


fantastic watercolours madmum , i bet the winter months just flew past , especially like the rose..............steve

3 Feb, 2009


You really have a talent, Madmum. I am green with envy!
I couldn't choose a favourite.

3 Feb, 2009


wow fantastic watercolours

3 Feb, 2009


Lovely, all of them, especially Ginger.

3 Feb, 2009


So envious of your talent. These are all really beautiful, I think the iris is my favourite.

3 Feb, 2009


What beautiful paintings. ! They're brilliant.

3 Feb, 2009


Beautiful paintings MM. Very well done indeed. I particulaly like the rose (of course!) and the duck. These have kept you very busy. I am not surprised you have sold some. They are excellent.

4 Feb, 2009


What a talent you have the water colours are brill, love the dog one's but they are all great.

4 Feb, 2009


Thanks for all the lovely comments! Watercolour painting is my first passion, but it has led me to more hobbies, first was photography and now gardening! My aim is to be able to spend time in the garden painting my own flowers from life!

5 Feb, 2009


Sounds good to me,love your dog ones especally Sally...

5 Feb, 2009


Lovely paintings, particularly the rose. You're very talented!

9 Feb, 2009


Great work, they look brilliant, wonderful tallent,

27 Feb, 2009

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