Saturday, 30 July 2011

Anniversary Waltz

Every summer I like to buy a new book or dvd on watercolour and use it to inspire me to create in a different style.

At the art event I bought Ann Blockley's Experimental flowers in Watercolour - and its inspired me to be loose and wild in my flower paintings.

The Anniversary Waltz was named for our anniversary, but also for the two elements in the picture of the flower and the twig. They reminded me of a married couple. One bright and happy, the public face and the other muted and sturdy, like a backbone.

So here, for your delight,

Anniversary Waltz



and here it is with a mount around it, so you can see what its like when its hanging. 

AW on easel.


20 comments:

  1. Pat that's gorgeous! Everything about it is just stunning! The colors, the composition, the soft blending and strong contrasts. Wow!

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  2. This is great, Pat, really beautiful how the white flower stands out! I have a Ann Blockley's book "Watercolour Textures". Amazing what she does!

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  3. Thanks Katherine.
    Wasn't sure what people would think - so delighted to hear you think it has the wow factor. xx

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  4. Thanks, Judy!
    This is the first time I've seen her work - and I loved the realistic yet abstract feel to it!
    Amazing is right :) xx

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  5. This is really beautiful Pat. The colours are gorgeous

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  6. I agree, it is a lovely painting....regards ann.

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  7. This is very nice Pat and Happy Anniversary again.

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  8. This is very nice Pat, Happy Anniversary again.

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  9. Hi, Pat,
    ...it means your anniversary? Am I right? Congrats!! The work is charming. Technically, you challenge many things in it. Keep enjoying it forever~~~!!
    Cheers,Sadami

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  10. What amazing effects for a romantic waltz! Arianna

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  11. Looks great Pat! Another good book find! Happy Anniversary to you!

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  12. I love the thought you put into naming your paintings. That final paragraph about the bright one and the sturdy one...very thoughtful. The painting is lovely.

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  13. Pat, this is an absolutely gorgeous painting - so full of life! And I like your description of the sentiments inspiring your work.

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  14. This is stunning indeed! I love the colors and the movement in this painting!

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  15. Thank you all !
    I'm just delighted to read that you all love the painting and the sentiment behind it . xx

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  16. Stunning work Pat. I absolutely love this. Looks fantastic in the well chosen frame.

    Great job Pat.

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  17. Very nice! That has a lot of personality considering it's a flower.

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  18. Hi Pat, I like very much this style, to me, this flower is really beautiful. Everything looks nice, composition, colors, light and shadows. Congratulations. Ciao.

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  19. This is really pretty. I like hearing your thoughts on the painting as well

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  20. I love this loose flower watercolor. I like both the looseness and the colors used. I have all John Blockley's books because I love his landscapes and after seeing your painting I have now ordered Anne Blockley's two books.
    Jean

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