I had some friends staying last week and so my artathon was put on a bit of a hold, but I've been getting back into it over the weekend and taken inspiration from some of the things I saw with them. It's nice being a tourist in your own country sometimes, you tend to appreciate … Continue reading Belgian Sightseeing
I started an intensive french course last Monday, and so my artathoning time has gone down dramatically! But all the houses and streets near me are looking beautiful in the autumn light so I've had another go at trying to paint them..
The Autumn colours are coming out in all their glory at the moment! It was beautiful over at Chateau La Hulpe in October, and up in the Lake District last weekend. I'm still using the blobs - mainly because as well as giving a pleasing effect they are also quite quick to do which means … Continue reading Autumn time..
I've made my previous watercolours of Ixelles (Brussels) more abstract and in blob like form .. i quite like the effect, might try out doing some bigger watercolour paintings like this!
I love the ponds in Ixelles and these are a few postcards I've done of the area from above. I've been monitoring the progress of the six cygnets that were born this summer in the top pond and are now nearly fully grown, they are so beautiful!
I've updated my Luxembourg painting because something about it was bothering me ... And also because the first version is on sale at the moment and I really like it and am not sure I actually want to sell it, I've done another version of Brussels Red Roofs. Does anyone else get overly attached to … Continue reading Updates on some old paintings.. Brussels and Lux
I've been experimenting with different ways of painting street scenes in varying degrees of abstraction..
So as to not waste the gorgeous weather here in Brussels at the moment I've sketched the view from the other terrace at the front of the house..
Yesterday was beautiful here in Brussels so I sat out on the terrace and tried to draw the view. I really need to get another scanner because photographing my postcards with my iphone isn't working terribly well (yes I am going to blame my tools and not my rather dubious water colour skills!) , but … Continue reading View from the terrace in Brussels