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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I WISH YOU A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR, AND WELCOME TO LANGLEY, B.C.

Rolling hills, beautiful and lush farmland, forest and fields.  A few weeks ago, Maggie and I went out walking here. I'd like to do more of this, now that I am not encumbered by an unhappy hip.

Maggie doing some exploring.

First washes, using more muted greens made of quin. gold and cobalt blue.

Brighten up field on left with phthalo.  green, deepening colour on right, and adding line of trees with indanthrone and quin. burnt orange.

Final painting - framable size is 20 x 25 cm.
Landscapes are not my forte, but I want to start doing more of them. It's all just a matter of "seeing" and interpreting. This was a record for me, painted in a day. it's not great, but I am happy with it, and happy with the fact that I am actually starting to feel like painting again after several years of BLAH. I picked up a book at the library recently by Gordon MacKenzie called "The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook". I had taken it, hoping to find ideas for my watercolour classes this year, and found it also inspired me to start trying different things with my painting. I really needed the kick in the ass!
Beyond this, I am finally able to spend more time outside, playing with Bruno and the dogs. It feels GREAT!!!

Once again, thank you so much for dropping by!

5 comments:

  1. Lovely artwork and photos
    Happy New Year!
    I'll check out Mackenzie's book. I can also use a kick. I barely made it home from a walk today before my arthritic toe acted up. Thicker socks next time.

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  2. Your new painting is just beautiful! Happy New Year, Miss Kathryn!

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  3. Happy New Year, Kathryn. So glad you are feeling like being out and about again :)

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  4. Happy New Year, Kathryn! I am so glad your muse has woken up! :) Love your landscape, you are so lucky to be surrounded by such gorgeous views! I'll check out the book, I saw it is available here in Holland.

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  5. Another beautiful piece, Kathryn! I’m so happy to hear how well you’re feeling! Happy and HEALTHY New Year, my friend!!!

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