Saturday, August 04, 2007

Hill End Farm and a thirsty dog

I sat in the shade of a hedge with Rufus to paint this. We hadn’t walked far from home but I had to share my painting water with him as it was our first really hot summer day, so if my children complain in years to come that the picture has started to degrade we’ll know that dog saliva is not an archival quality medium.
345mm x 140mm watercolour on Arches HP


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Wonderful handling of the foreground, the hardest part of any landscape.

8/05/2007 2:45 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

nice broad sweep of the land. Perhaps the dog's saliva will cause the picture to crumble and alter over time!

8/05/2007 5:07 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Love this one too. Such an interesting perspective.

8/05/2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Beautiful!...I hope your dog#s saliva is not too acid...LOL!!

8/05/2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger caseytoussaint said...

Just lovely. The colors are wonderful.

8/05/2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger vivien said...

nice to see you keeping up with the landscapes too :)

and I think you must have subliminally influenced me - I've found myself doing a couple of family portraits! - you get a mention on today's blog :)

8/06/2007 11:02 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks for all you nice comments and thanks for the mention Vivien.

8/07/2007 1:50 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Rietz said...

This is so beautiful! I love the blue sky with the golden grasses. It feels so sunny and warm and spacious!

8/10/2007 7:32 AM  

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