http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonaday 11 inches by 6 inches, 27cmx15cm, watercolour on heavy weight rag paper
Yesterday was a missed day, too tired even to moan about anything
Today was meant to be the warm one so like the suckers that we are we invited people over for a barbeque….so it rained for the first time in weeks, then the wind blew a bit, then the sun shone a bit and I thought maybe…then it went in and looked sulky; gave up the barbeque idea. We did go out and find a bluebell wood which was glorious and scattered with white wood anemones. In this wood however some of the anemones are pink flushed, which you don’t always see.
Have done another version of the painting from Friday as I wanted to get more of the lovely little vase which came from a very elderly potter Ursula Mommens. She died earlier this year at the magnificent age of 101.
I bought the vase from the pottery where she worked in the last seven years, so she was in her nineties when she made it. I first bought a piece of hers when I was on a’O’ level geography field trip to the Seven Sisters cliffs; it was a present for my mother .Now I find that Ursula Mommens had worked with Michael Cardew, a well known British potter ,who was married to my school art teacher . She was also a descendant of Charles Darwin. The world is smaller than you think.
#31 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog
this painting is framed and for sale in the burgess hill open house event see blog June 4th
exhibiting in Burgess Hill 6”x6”, 15cmx15cm, watercolour on heavy weight rag paper
This is a funny kind of grape hyacinth with two colours, I love the inky dark lower flower and the way it contrasts with the delicate blue on the top half. If you think these are strange then you should see the wild grape hyacinth in old fields in Greece and Cyprus, they are not even all blue and strangely spiky.
I picked the primula from the front where they froth up among the Pulmonaria or lungwort; tomorrow in the sun I will take a picture as that corner of the garden looks good at the moment.
The primulas smelt nice in the studio, as soon as you walk out however you catch the whiff of the pear tree…its horrid a chemical doggy sort of small. The first apple blossom opened today ,now that does have a sweet and fresh smell.
This will have to do for today ,as the Geography course work is back again like a bad penny.
#30 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog