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Veilchen blau – a painting a day

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonaday.   size 5 in x 4 in 13cm x 11cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

 There is a real feel of summer that has built up steadily over the last few days. I however am in no fit state to enjoy it as I have the worst summer cold ever …oh I’m sorry I have moaned about that already on the blog.

The weather is so good that he wants a barbeque after work, his work that is as I do no work, allegedly.

Today I made Melon and Strawberry water-ice, it’s very, very pleasant it has enough bite to get through even to my afflicted tastebuds.

I also had to take No1 son to the Passport and Immigration Office to check that he is who we think he is. They apparently asked him when we, his parents had been born and where. I had a momentary panic thinking of the power of the tick box mentality to disregard the blindingly obvious, because obviously a genuine British teenager will simply snarl if asked a personal question and will be worse when asked about his terminally embarrassing parents. But a convincing “I dunno” should be the answer that shows they are genuine! I hope I am right, we find out if he is the genuine article in four days time. At least if we have to go back I shall know not to park where they recommend as it cost me £4.00 almost £8.00 an hour.

This picture is a climbing rose that I planted it is called Veilchen Blau which translates as Violet Blue. It’s not blue, I haven’t touched a blue pigment yet and it’s nearly finished. I am glad I don’t aspire to true blueness in roses (or anything else except good steak), because ultimately roses don’t do real blue. In Parkers catalogue they used to sell Blue Moon (the nations favourite rose) which whenever I saw a real one was a mucky washed out mauve, however in the catalogue it was always pictured as a true blue. Silliness.

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

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