Another painting of my ‘hood, the Etangs d’Ixelles (Ixelles ponds) . Should have painted some swans into it.
We’re starting to get some of those really clear crisp winter days here in Brussels which is making me really appreciate and feel inspired by the area that I live in of the city. This is an acrylic version of my Ixelles Ponds postcard:
It’s finished! And so am I for the week at bang on 5:30pm – laters!
I’m trying to do a fairly large painting (50cm x 60cm) of my Ixelles watercolour postcard. I think I still need to add a few more layers of paint for it to be finished.
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..
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!
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!) , butContinue reading “View from the terrace in Brussels”