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I wanted to try something a bit different and usually my little experiments remain on my studio shelf but this one I quite like. What do you think?
This is the reflection of buildings along the river Adige in Verona. It was a freezing winter's day with small amounts of snow still left in the shady areas of the river bank. Verona can be a very busy place in the summer with tourists filling the squares and streets but it was far nicer in cold January even if my fingers and everything else was frozen!
Friday, 16 June 2017
Monday, 5 June 2017
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The painting above is my latest painting of Grapes. Then I noticed just how many times I've painted grapes.
Here are some of them....
...and there are quite a few! Do I have grape problem?
They are lovely to paint, especially when they are sitting by the window in natural light.
I don't have any plans to stop!
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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I love the colours of these fruity flowery teabags. My favourite colours...so in the end I just had to paint one. This tea had berries and hibiscus flower in it and is supposed to aid relaxation and sleep. It seems to work.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
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It gets warm early here in Sicily. In April it's possible to go to the beach. We did just that for Easter and travelled to the small island of Favignana.
Favignana is just off the Sicilian coast, about 30 mins on the hydrofoil from Trapani. It's one of the Aegadian islands...Marettimo and Levanzo are the other two.
Beautiful beaches and rocky coves and so much nicer 'out of season'. Bikes or a boat are the best way to get around!
The other two islands are even more smaller and i'm saving those for next time....
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
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Last of the lemons, all are gathered for this year. Painted here in my favourite blue bowl...or at least favourite for the lemons. The afternoon sun filtering into the shadows lit up the lemons but it was sooo hard to capture.
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Sunday, 9 April 2017
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Earlier this year we had a short break in the North of Italy. We were based in Verona but happily for me Venice was only an hour away by train.
The weather was sunny with blue skies but sooooo cold (compared to Sicily anyway!)
Visiting somewhere like Venice in winter is one way to avoid the crowds although it was still quite busy.
An easy way to see Venice without spending sackfuls of money is to take the vaporetto or water bus. If you make sure you get a seat at the front you get fantastic views. We took one all the way down the Grand Canal... freezing but beautiful!