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Purple Lilac – a painting a day

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonaday  Size 6inx4.5in 15cmx11cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

Sorry missed a day, couldn’t be helped, I needed to sort a print order and other things… like washing.

I will attempt a study of a horse chestnut or lilac flower. Both are lovely but it is difficult not to make them look over frilly.

Discovered some golden foliage plant which has survived the winter in a pot a creeping jenny I think. Now have a pretty decent collection of plants for planters over summer. At the weekend we bought two plants of Omphaloides for the shady area…what a brilliant name I think there should have been a Womble called great grandfather Omphaloides. One is supposed to have mauve and white striped flowers and the other is a brilliant blue. It’s yet another relative of the forget-me-not. The two colours look good interplanted but the first thing to do is to find out if it can cope with the heavy soil. It saves money on bulk buys if they curl up and die and I’ve only bought two from garden sales.

I made a cracking soup from the tough and damaged asparagus, just chopped it up into slices and boiled it in ham stock , strained off the liquid added milk and lots of chopped chives and the very few good bits of asparagus cut up, thickened it with a little cornflour. No2 son ate some and then asked what went into the soup I make at Christmas….” mmm, I like that”…. as it involves cream, brandy, woodpigeons and ceps he’s not about to get it anytime soon.

I tried both but the lilac worked best, I was short on time due to visit to A&E with No1 son.

Alison

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

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