Why a new blog?
Well, the further I have gone into writing, the more uncomfortable I feel about posting it here, on my painting blog. This blog was always about my watercolour journey, with occasional Missy posts.
I'd like to keep it about my watercolour journey, so will still post paintings here.
The other blog will be everything else!
If you'd like to take a look at the other blog, please do. I look forward to seeing you there.
I'm still painting, but in stages.
This novel writing takes up a lot of time, as you can imagine.
I have to write 100,000 words for it to be a novel and so far I have written 80,000.
So naturally, because I can't shave time off from working, I have lost a little painting time and a little blog time.
But, I am still doing some and still enjoying it.
Here are my latest stages:
Good morning all.
I chose to paint a bright and cheery painting to remind us of sunny days.
I painted this one in 15 minute segments too, which I've posted underneath the finished painting. I hope you enjoy seeing them.
If you add up all the time stages, you'll see this simple painting was completed in an hour and a half. The 15 minutes a day can add up to something nice, as I hope you'll agree :)
Over on Painting Friends, one of our members, Kay, made a demonstration showing how to paint whites.
This is my version of Kay's demo.
I had simplified the house from some of the detail - and funnily enough, her cat turned into a dog in my version!
I hope you enjoy it - and if you feel like coming over to Painting Friends, please use the link in the sidebar on the right. You'll be more than welcome.
Kay's Demo, Pat's version.
saunders waterford 140 rough
and if you'd like to see some more of my paintings, you're welcome to view my complete gallery website HERE
The holidays are over and we're back to normal working this week.
Sometimes life gets so busy, its hard to find time for painting, so I made a conscious effort to spend some time with my brushes last week. I was painting only for fifteen minutes at a time, enough to make a difference to a piece of paper, not so much that I felt I was neglecting other things.
This is the painting that resulted.It was inspired by a painting in one of my numerous art books.
Fifteen Minutes of Peace
and here, in stages, you can see how each 15 minutes built up to the finished work.
I wish you all a wonderful new year, with time enough to paint!