I applied the collage pieces first and then drew the outline of the poppy seed heads and thistles.This was followed by a washed background with cling film, I also used some Brusho too.
I then painted the seed heads and thistles before using pen and ink for a little outlining.
This brings back childhood memories of hot summer meadow days - silent except for the buzzy bees!
I've put this one in my Etsy shop.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock, The Use of Life
I recently saw the Monet & Architecture Exhibition at The National Gallery. What a joy that is, to see several series of paintings brought together. I loved the series of Rouen Cathedral, Venice, London, plus some I was unaware of, including earlier ones. I treated myself to the book of the Exhibition, and I really want to try painting with Monet's colour palette to see if I can come anywhere close to the way he depicts light.
Here are just a handful of my favourites from the exhibition.
|The Church at Varengeville|
|The Grand Canal, Venice|
|Sailboat at Le Petite Gennevilliers|
I've just one one more project to finish, which I'm determined to do before I start anything else!
Happy lazy summer days!