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First Shirley Poppy – a painting a day

June 15, 2010 Leave a comment

   size 6 in x 4.5 in 15cm x 12cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

Today we picked four and a half pounds of strawberries…i.e. over two pounds a day as we didn’t pick yesterday. I also picked a handful of red currants so need to start thinking about some jam.

I ate one of the white peaches today and it was just lovely. The flesh was not white more the colour of pistachio ice cream.

There were two Shirley poppies out today self sown from some I grew last year. I have tried to get the prettiest one down on paper but am in two minds about it. In fact I have finished last night’s unpublished picture today and am not at all happy with that either.

I talked to an old friend whose husband is very ill, he has been ill for some time, she is a fantastic painter but she shocked me when she said she had not painted for a year ; she finds she cannot look after George and think enough to paint. I am not sure there is too much thinking involved in these paintings, except that they show what presents itself to my mind on a daily basis.

So the poppy in the painting has been picked and is filling the studio with its bitter smell. The one in the photo is growing and has yet to be picked.

Alison

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

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Three white peaches – a painting a day

June 13, 2010 Leave a comment

SOLD.   size 6 in x 3.5 in 15cm x 9cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

 Today we went swimming at the local leisure pool, which has an outdoor bit, the wind was nippy, the palms are being taken over by ivy but apart from that, in the blue water in the sunshine it could have been…the Med. I dutifully did my aqua exercises so fully expect to feel terrible tomorrow.

Here are the peaches which smell heavenly. In France you pay extra for white fleshed peaches as they are tastier or rather more aromatic. Here, if you find them, on a market or in LIDL! they cost the same as yellow peaches.

We made ice creams with the strawberries today, one with goats cream as a special treat for me and one with ordinary cream. Heaven was in a glass dish.

Today we picked three pounds of strawberries and there are more to come.

Alison

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

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