Monthly Archives: June 2014

Happy Girl

This is a wet on wet watercolour portrait of my niece from a photograph taken several years ago.

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

Spring Flood

In spring many low lying areas near water become flooded.   I was on my bicycle when I rode past this scene and stopped to take  a quick photograph.  As soon as I stopped I was surrounded by  mosquitos so I didn’t linger.

spring flood watercolour

Spring Flood

 

 

 

Ardeche River

It was very hot the summer my Aunt Joan and I went on a sketching holiday in France.  This is another watercolour based on one of the photographs I took.

Ardeche River

Ardeche River, France

Bandit

On one of  my recent early morning walks I came face to face with the local fox.  After staring at each other for a few seconds I tried to turn my camera on and get the lens cap off and s/he took off down the road.  The fox turned off down  a  neighbour’s driveway.  By the time I got to the driveway it was gone.  I glanced around and  in another neighbour’s back yard, across the road, was a very large raccoon.  He gave me lots of time to take pictures.

fused applique raccoon

Bandit

This fused applique was much easier to do than my previous ones as it has fewer pieces. The quilting took a little longer as I outlined the background flowers and partially thread painted some of them, following the details in the fabric.

raccoon - detail

Bandit – detail

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