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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Autumn Harvest

Thank you for the lovely comments on the Sherpa portraits I posted yesterday - I enjoy creating portraits so was thrilled to hear about a new TV series which started this evening on Sky Arts - Portrait Artist of the Year  - amazing to watch the different styles and methods artists use to paint portraits from life - I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next few weeks.  Has anyone else seen it and what did you think?

Well, after the couple of graphite pieces I did I went back to watercolour to paint a harvest inspired still life, not the sort of thing I usually do and it was a bit of a challenge - I'm trying to get more light into my paintings, something that I know I don't pay enough attention too, but did make a bit of an effort with this one by creating highlights and strong shadows - hope it's worked to some extent!

and before I go I've got one more photo to share with you..... Gary and I spent the weekend in Snowdonia at Plas Tan y Bwlch, a short break which was my prize for coming 2nd place in the Natur Cymru Art Competition earlier this year.  It was a real treat even though the weather was dire!   We pretty much had torrential rain from the moment we arrived to the moment we left and Saturday was particularly grim with thunderstorms and gale force winds - needless to say we didn't do any high level walks!  I have to admit on Sunday morning when we were walking yet again in heavy rain, I was starting to get a bit fed up of the weather but a couple of hours into the walk we were treated to this spectacular rainbow over Snowdon (Snowdon is in there somewhere in the cloud!) - what a delight and it certainly put a smile back on my face.

If you look carefully you'll seen that there's a sprinkling of snow on the mountains.  We're planning on going up Snowdon on Friday (weather permitting) and hopefully will be treated to some snow when we're up there!  

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  1. Dear Sharon - awesome photo of the rainbow over Snowdon - so beautiful. Love your vibrant harvest painting as well. It looks to me that you certainly captured the light - especially see it on the high lights of the yellow peppers. Hope you are enjoying a dry day today - thanks for sharing.

  2. I love your still life. I find these autumnal subjects difficult ... but yours is grand: great shapes, amazing colors, freely painted. The yellow peppers even seems translucent.


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