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Jack Edwards beans on a striped plate-a painting a day original watercolour AND a design for a collagraph

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

8cm x 16cm,  3.25″ x 6.5″

These two are work in progress,

The beans on the plate are almost abstract and I am fine with that. They grew on the allotment and we have dried them for use in stews. They are rather good in stews they get very soft and smooth, better than shop bought dry beans. The plate is a bit of a disaster zone, but it’s an easy picture to set up and do, so I should try again.

The print-like image is a wax rubbing of a collagraph plate which did not work. I made it to remind me of how to proceed when I sort out the technical problem caused by the waxy leaves. I have read of someone using a mixture of polyfilla and pva glue.

The snow has finally proved to me that my sons are no longer children. It snowed on Saturday night, instead of leaping out of bed and getting out there they came to in their usual morbidly slow way and cursed the fact that there was the whole of Sunday to clear the roads making school closures less likely!” But it means you’ve got today to go sledging!”, I said weakly….a short time ago they would have been cock a hoop that the snow arrived on a weekend for maximum exploitation.

No2 son has returned from school with an appointment with the deputy head for throwing snowballs at school, and there was I thinking as I thought everyone thought …its only muppets and cissies that don’t play with the snow.

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Lemon yellow and pink, leaves.

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

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detail of ” Lemon yellow and pink, leaves.”

These are the leaves of one of the lacecap hydrangeas , there is something quite surreal about their pink flush on lemon yellow. A painting which is larger than most of those in this blog, it measures :

22cm x 30cm 9″ x 12″ approx.

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Autumn leaves , Beech, Hornbeam, Beech – a painting a day

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

This painting has been framed and is for sale
size 6 in x 9 in, 15cm x 24cm

No1 son has gone off to the frozen North to look at rivers. I am feeling slightly anxious about this as there really is snow forecast for Monday on the teeth of a gale. He is not designed for heat retention being extremely thin, also he never thinks it’s a good idea to put any thought into dressing for the weather.

The leaves are all falling in great heaps now; there is a job for months, if not life ,out there on my own back lawn. I dug out a bag of old leaf mould the other day and it proves it is worth collecting and composting the leaves. I have enough to layer it six inches deep on the new bed (which needs it as it’s very clayish).

The painting is of some richly coloured Beech leaves with, I think, a Hornbeam leaf in the middle.

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