Tuesday, September 07, 2010

A little bit more practice

I had a busy day, we finally saw a bit of sun so I managed to get a lot of washing on the line.
In between doing that and various other things I sat down to do a bit more watercolour practice, this was using a limited palette and was a nice little exercise on washes.
This Haiku by Basho.
The oak tree stands
noble on the hill
even in
cherry blossom time.


ArtPropelled said...

A very peaceful painting. I used to do watercolours and have a soft spot for this medium.

Sally Westcott said...

Very Talented Penny! It evokes the open road! Where is the caravan?

I just wish I could do that!


Wanda..... said...

This reminds me of my daughter's drive...looking out from her house there is an "old" Oak tree to the right of it, that her dad played under as a child.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love your painting and admire the way you keep at it and keep practising.

annie said...

I find wash practice difficult and I admire how you keep at it. Limited palettes can teach one so much.Yours has a lot of varied greens that can be hard to get. It is such a peaceful painting, as ArtPropelled says.

shirley said...

I am loving your watercolours, this is a very serene painting, and yet I feel movement. I like the freedom in your paintings Penny

layers said...

I painted watercolor landscapes many years before moving on to acrylics and abstracts-- so I know it will take practice and time-- you are wise to do lovely washes with simple compositions.

Julie said...

Lovely, soft painting...makes me think of the rain here right now...all washed out and soggy. I love it ---makes you fee so relaxed and calm inside to look at it. Like a deep breath!