Friday, September 10, 2010

Daisy practice

I had to identify my mother on Wednesday and had a rather 'off' day yesterday. I have a feeling this may happen a bit more than usual.
We had two foals born yesterday, in the wet and although they are ok I dont like it when it is so boggy underfoot for the foals and we have no where else at the moment to foal them down.
I did walk in the evening last night and felt better for it.
The plums are flowering and although the weeds are going mad, so are the bulbs and spring flowers.
So I decided to have a go at something simple, and try using the masking fluid which I dont normally use, it certainly helps with white and when i get the hang of it I might find it useful but I am afraid I was taught to paint without it.
John took me for an 'airing' as he says this morning and we walked around the point at Pt Elliot and saw two whales and a seal, all impossible to photograph but it was a lovely walk.
Photos on my other blog.
My Haiku is by Shiki.
He is unknown,
the poet who sings
this greatest
of all songs - Spring!


Julie said...

Sweet, simple daisy's! They are welcoming spring there for you!
Have a happy Friday and weekend!
I've just finished 1/3 of my work two more nights to go nd then be off for 4 days. I get home at 2:30am!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Nothing like a brisk walk for clearing the head is there Penny?

My late husband, who was a water colourist, used masking fluid a lot and loved the effects he got with it.

ArtPropelled said...

Simply pretty! I have tried masking fluid and thouroughly enjoyed using it. No surprise you had an off day. I'm glad John took you out for an airing. A walk works wonders.

shirley said...

I love painting daisies. They always put such life into a painting.

annie said...

Lovely daisies, Penny. The fluid seems to have worked well for you.Daisies are my favoite.

Arija said...

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Wether expected or not and at whatever age, it is always a shock to be left motherless.
A pity you could not make it to the workshop. I went with no expectations and came away a changed and much happier person. All the years while India was doing her research on dyes, felt making and all else, I was careful not to encroach upon her province, so this time all was new to me. I had seen her products hot off the press so to speak but never felted or bundled.
The whole journey of making the enfoldment was a revelation in many senses of the word. I don't know if or when there will be another workshop in SA, I just know that next year is already totally booked out.

I was thrilled to see how much you have grown in your painting over this last year when i have popped in now and again.

I envy you the Pt.Elliot walk, I love it as well but it is such a long drive for me these days.