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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Inspired By Landscape


Close up of foreground

Close up of sky


Oil Pastel Sketch



I have managed to list one of my paintings in etsy today for the first time.Here
This painting on paper is a combination of acrylic and oil pastel.

In shades of blue, green and purple.
Looking to the distance, a view from my imagination.
I think I may have to stitch this too, I keep seeing it in thread!
The oil pastel sketch is the magnolia tree in our garden.
It was bitter cold outside, the snow had started to fall as I gazed out the window.
The colours, I think, reflect the freezing temperature.
You will also find other items I have listed on etsy today, post cards and a few small brooches.
The sun today has been very welcome, although according to our weather short lived.
I hope you have a great weekend.x

21 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I agree about today's sun - I don't think i have ever welcomed a sun with such joy. Lovely picture too.

Cerejeira said...

What a lovely picture!!!!
I love the colors.

The Garden Bell said...

That's it. I'm going to play with my pastels this week. What a lovely display of a wonderful palette.

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful post.
I love how you are inspired by nature, layer after lay= paintings, drawings, felt and embroidery. I took a look at your shop (again), your art is wonderful.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful work. Your brush strokes bring real movement and draw the eye into your imaginary world of gorgeous trees. A lovely post!

Have a good week
Carolyn ♥

AeFondKis said...

Gorgeous work, very inspiring and as always great composition!

The Adventurous Art Teacher said...

I just love the line quality in your work... Can't wait to see this one stitched.

TIFLIN ART & TEXTILES said...

I have been doing to much reading and knitting. your work with oil pastels has given me the push to go get them out and have a go.
Going to look at your shop......bye Carol.

Julia said...

Hello there

I love your art work, you capture nature so very beautifully, in both pastels and thread. Always a pleasure to see what you're up to.

Love Julia x x x

The Garden Bell said...

Another wow... Love your colors.

mimilove forever said...

I don't know which i love more; you're paintings/sketches or embroidery...equally divine! xx

Heather said...

Beautiful picture, and I have just enjoyed reading back through your posts and seeing your wonderful sketchbook pages and exquisite brooch. It's hard to imagine how small it is, yet full of interest and detail. Great work.

Maria Dent said...

A brilliant blog as per-usual!I have nominated you a Sunshine Blog Award. x

ruthie said...

Beautiful painting, i love you trees. I struggle with acrylic.

Robin Olsen said...

Dreamy landscape! And I love the sinuous lines of your trees.

Lynn said...

Of course you see it in thread! Silly woman! You are the thread painter extrodinaire!

I LOVE the colors in the banner, they sure do sing to me. And the whole flow of it.

silverpebble said...

Goodness I do love my visits here. What especially gorgeous colours you have used in this picture. This has lifted me from the slight greyness of a dreary winter day xx

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hi, I do really love your paintings and embroideries, they are really magical.

acornmoon said...

Well done you! I have admired your paintings and drawings for some time now and think that they stand up in their own right as well as a means to an end. I hope you add more to your shop.

Leigh Shepherd said...

Beautiful!

BTW I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award. You can see the details here
http://leighshepherd.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-award.html

Jasmine said...

I've just been looking through your posts. You have some amazing work. I share your love of trees as a subject. Have you thought of entering any posts to the festival of trees?