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Watercolours II

Postby Dragon Lady » Tue May 09, 2006 12:16 pm

Here are a few more (more to come!). These were all done within the local art class or out with the art teacher in the summer. Though I do not go to art class any more, she is very good and invites me along on trips out during the summer months. Trips are free but no tuition is given.

Firstly a couple of farms - Shade's Farm at Purlpit and then Church Farm in Bathford.
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Postby Dragon Lady » Tue May 09, 2006 12:21 pm

The first picture is the village pump at Holt. The second one was done in Winsley. Whilst everyone else was painting quaint little cottages in the village, yours truly was sitting in the churchyard! This typically Victorian Cross intrigued me - "Dearest Evangeline" (what a lovely name) was born on April 12th 1855 and died on 5th November 1887. The inscription goes on to just give the name of her father. I wonder if he was Lord of the Manor or something? I guess I will never know.
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Postby Monsy » Tue May 09, 2006 12:23 pm

I don't think you need any tuition! Lovely!
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Postby Dragon Lady » Tue May 09, 2006 12:31 pm

Three more, done during Art Class.

Firstly daisies, watercolour & gouache on coloured paper.

Second is an illustration for The Wind in The Willows

"He trailed a paw in the water and dreamed long waking dreams. The water rat, like the good fellow he was, sculled steadily on and forebore to disturb him"

Thirdly painting trees, "Put some people or animals in and make it interesting" she said - so I did! :rolleye11:

Back again soon!
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Postby Emm » Tue May 09, 2006 6:23 pm

The cross is fantastic DL.
It reminds me of the one for my grandparents.

The colours of your 'Daisy' picture blend together perfectly.
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Postby Rowan » Tue May 09, 2006 9:02 pm

All lovely DL! :mrgreen:
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Postby dita » Tue May 09, 2006 9:44 pm

What I love is the different subject matter, and colours, subtle on some and then bright on others, awesome.
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Postby Lacemaker » Tue May 09, 2006 9:59 pm

I love the Church Farm, the Daisies and Ratty DL. :magnify:
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Postby Miriam » Tue May 09, 2006 10:03 pm

Yes, the colours are fabulous...I love the way you paint your skies!

Daisies are awesome, so is the wee pig in the rowboat piccie.

Thank You, D.L.

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Postby Dragon Lady » Tue May 09, 2006 11:54 pm

I will be back, hopefully, tomorrow with a few more then that will be it. (Oh gawd its almost tomorrow now!) then that will be it, Im afraid. Thank you everyone for your kind words - they have helped to give me confidence.

That cross, Emm, is haunting me. I have put "Evangeline" and "Winsley" into Google with no avail - I can find nothing about her. Maybe I will contact the Winsley website and see if anyone can throw any light upon her. I wonder why she died in her 30s? Consumption maybe? Intriguing!
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Postby Dragon Lady » Wed May 10, 2006 12:03 am

Oi Miriam - whats that about "wee pig"? Ill give you "wee pig". Did you not read Wind in the Willows? Its not a wee pig in the boat. Its Ratty and Mole! Good gracious, if you have not read Wind in the Willows, you'd better get to and do so - your education has been neglected my girl! Pig - pig - pig - Ill give 'er pig STOMP STOMP STOMP!
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wee pig!!!!

Postby Miriam » Thu May 11, 2006 1:29 pm

Dragon Lady wrote:Oi Miriam - whats that about "wee pig"? Ill give you "wee pig". Did you not read Wind in the Willows? Its not a wee pig in the boat. Its Ratty and Mole! Good gracious, if you have not read Wind in the Willows, you'd better get to and do so - your education has been neglected my girl! Pig - pig - pig - Ill give 'er pig STOMP STOMP STOMP!


ROFL!!!!!!!! A voracious reader in my childhood..NO....I've never read Wind in the Willows, altho I've heard of it, naturally...

I shall make a stop at the library and see if I can get a copy!!!!

STOMP STOMP STOMP!!!!!

What can you expect from those of us in America???

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Postby Pam » Thu May 11, 2006 7:36 pm

Only just looked through all your paintings... they are all lovely! I do envy you your talent. :D
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Postby Maywalk » Thu May 11, 2006 8:10 pm

WOW!!!!!! DL They are great.

They are really good.
They must be if I can tell what it is I am looking at.
I cant be doing with modern art which looks like one eye one arse and one elbow in a lot of the rubbish that is proclaimed ART. :roll: :roll:

I like things to be as I would perceive them with my eyes.
NOT as other folk THINK I should see them. :evil: :evil:

Well Done.
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Postby Dragon Lady » Thu May 11, 2006 10:55 pm

Miriam there are actually two books - "The Wind in the Willows" and "Toad of Toad Hall" by Kenneth Graham.

I read them at school and they are brilliant! The author gives human characteristics to the animals - and we've all met someone like Mr Toad at one time or another!

Also very good, if they ever come onto your TV, are the films of the books. I always try to watch if there is one on.

I have a few more pics to put up, but I am off to Kent for a long weekend tomorrow, so they will have to wait until I get back.
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