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Muscari and Primula in green vase – a painting a day

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

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