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Friday, 6 July 2012

Jubilee Tower

Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau
by Sharon Whitley the Rambling Artist

Jubilee Tower
by Sharon Whitley the Rambling Artist

I've had a couple of unscheduled days off due to my daughter slipping and twisting her knee in sports day on Wednesday so it was a trip to A&E for us yesterday and then another day off with her today as she still can't weight bear on it - so in between being nursemaid and fetching and carrying drinks and food for her I've had a bit of extra time to paint - yippee!!!!  I'm feeling quite animated at the moment because I'm having a go at  landscapes which I've usually avoided because I find them a bit scary!  These two paintings are both of a local landmark - Jubilee Tower which sits on the summit of Moel Famau, the highest point on the Clwydian Range in North East Wales and it was here where the hill walking bug started for me - so it  holds a special place in my heart.  Jubilee Tower was built in 1810 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of George III but most of it was blown down in a storm some years later, enough of the tower remains to give Moel Famau it's distinctive look - my niece says it looks like a booby!  Well I'll leave that for you to decide!


As always your comments are welcome!

for earlier posts on  landscapes click here and here

23 comments:

  1. Well done Sharon, particularly like the second one!

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    1. thank you Judith I prefer the second one too

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  2. They are both beautiful, with different moods!

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    1. thank you for popping by Judy and so glad you like them, I enjoyed painting them, a place that a visit regularly, will probably be doing some more - people will soon be fed up of them lol!!!

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  3. I really enjoyed seeing how the mood changes with the different cool vs warm colors. Great job! The cool one is my favorite!

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    1. thank you Vicki and so good to see you here, thanks for popping by!

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  4. Sharon, Your niece is right, it does look like a booby;-) The second painting has some lovely clarity to it, the tower just pops against the greens and gray sky. Composition is excellent!

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    1. thank you Karen, I'll tell my niece that you agree with her!!

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  5. Firstly, I hope your daughter is getting on okay with the ankle and it isn't too painful for her...having recently twisted mine badly, I can completely sympathise with her. Really like your landscapes, they are full of atmosphere, and if I had to choose I would say I like the second one best, your watercolour washes are lovely.

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    1. thank you so much Ann and yes my daughter is walking much better now, thank you for your lovely comments

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  6. Hey Sharon:) I can imagine why it holds a special place in your heart:) That second painting is so beautiful. Not only the colors are cool and fresh but also the way you painted the building (the stones) is very nice! I also like the indigo on the rocks. Great art!

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    1. Thank you so much renate. I enjoyed painting the tower that way, thought I'd try painting it differently to the first one and pleased with how it turned out and indigo is my very favourite colour in my palette - used sparingly of course!

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  7. Two very beautifully painted watercolours, Sharon. I do like the cooler one best with all that lovely moody mountaintop sky :) I think your landscapes are very nice indeed!

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    1. thank you Michael so glad you like them as I LOVE your landscapes, thank you for popping by

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  8. I can see what your niece means :-)))) You should have no fear in doing landscapes, you did two gorgeous works !

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    1. thank you Jane, really good to see you here again, I can see what she means too though I'd never thought about my favourite hill in that way before she said lol!

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  9. It is indeed a special place for us both, just love both of these..... keep going my girl x

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  10. Hello Sharon - thanks for following my blog, because that caused me to pop over here ...WOW! You are so talented - no honestly, I mean it! Love the animals... the birds ...the portraits and now the landscapes! Such a vast scope. So different from my mono world of pen & ink. I see a lot of my friends got here before me.

    Following like mad ... just putting you on my sidebar

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    1. oh wow John what lovely comments - I thinks sometimes I should maybe concentrate on one thing but I love painting anything and everything! Really good to see you here

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  11. Magníficas acuarelas, me gustan. Saludos.

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  12. I find landscape painting a bit scary too! But you create a nice mood with yours. I can feel the air when I look at them.

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