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Sea holly – a painting a day

May 9, 2010 Leave a comment

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonaday   size 4.5inx4.5in 12cmx12cm watercolour on heavy weight rag paper

Well this is how I am feeling …kind of thratchy. It’s very unsettling not knowing what is going to happen, if nothing else it would be nice to know what if anything the pound will be worth against the euro as I might want to take a holiday.

I like the way the concern of the city is being portrayed about the hung Parliament…the city, we are told, is sensitive to the lack of decision and is anxious to know when the dreadful deficits are going to be sorted out. EXCUSE ME they haven’t forgotten their role in forming those deficits have they? Are we now to be lumbered with a jittery market because as well as being amoral the city has selective amnesia and thinks the deficits are a purely political problem?

The sea holly is in pen and wash. The colour is actually quite tricky to get as there is a vibrancy to the blue but it’s not a strong colour.

Yesterday I was complaining about the view out of this window and the awful colour clashes, here is a photo of one of the bits I detest.

I went to the allotment today and found a blobby red fungal disease on the redcurrant leaves. Oh I just looked it up and it’s an aphid that causes it. The odd thing is I had removed some leaves earlier from a young plant which I had been thinking was a peach; these leaves were also swollen and red and distorted but I knew that disease from my training and it is fungal, Taphrina infestans or peach leaf curl. Well at least I know it’s a peach now and it must be quite hardy as it coped with last winter. No knowing if it will produce fruit but the flowers are very pretty (when /if it has some).

Alison

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

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Red Amaryllis – a painting a day

April 12, 2010 1 comment

 

FOR SALE ON ETSY LEMONADAY  9″x4″ 23cm x 10.5cm watercolour on heavyweight rag paper

I am cheating here, I am off to visit my mother’s best friend in Shropshire so here is one I did earlier, I had to paint it while the flower was there as it wasn’t going to last. It’s a species Amaryllis and more insectoid than the big red ones raised so effectively in Holland. I have another one which is even stripier and very weird looking. Two days ago I finally saw the first butterfly of the year, a peacock, usually I see a brimstone butterfly first but no sign of one this year.

Alison

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

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