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For a Christening

March 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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We went to a christening in London yesterday and this is what I did for the little girl who was being christened. The name is quite well camouflaged in the picture. As luck would have it the weather was perfect and the capital was in bloom already. Pear trees,cherry trees, plums and great swathes of Clematis armandii. The trains were rubbish however with multiple engineering works, we threaded our way out to the Brighton line in the oddest way and not even in the same way we had got through getting into Victoria.
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The Shell- a painting a day

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

size 5″ x 6″

Hmm I struggled with this. I might yet alter it and take out some of the pencil work.

Found out today that I have a relative ( daughter of my father’s cousin) who also paints and sails, now that is extraordinary as I don’t think when I sailed a lot I ever met another painter. There must be some hereditary tendencies behind our characteristics!

 

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Camellias in bud with Viburnum bodnantense – a painting a day

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

 

size 5″ x 5″

I have been drawing and not painting and also plotting some work outlines for this year. Honest.

At the weekend I went to an auction which was fun if a bit slower than I was expecting. We were only successful on one lot but it was MY lot so I was quietly pleased having spotted a wire rack which can be used to store fresh prints until they are ready for drying in blotters at the end of the printing session. It will also store the consumables i.e. tissue and newsprint for the job in a compact way. It is the sort of thing that can cost over £100 bought new and if this one has been used it was lightly.

Here is a tiny sketch of a vase in which some camellias from mother’s garden are opening out. I also had permission to cut some of the beautiful pink scented Viburnum bodnantense.

#188 a painting a day by Alison Warner on her lemon a day art blog

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