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Welkom op mijn blog waar ik vooral schrijf over mijn passies borduren, patchwork & appliqueren en aquarelleren.

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Anne Marieke

Friday, June 4, 2010

Le Jardin & Painting

Another long post with plenty of piccies, since you haven't heard from me for a little while.

I'm still working on Le Jardin, because I have a lot of catching up to do before block #7 arrives.

This is the first part of block # 4:



The sidebar of this block:


And the main part of the block:




They are now ready to be assembled.

And here is block # 5, almost done apart from stitching the end of the washing line (coming from block #4) which the two birds at the top are holding, and the ribbon which embellishes the rabbit on the watering can.



There has been a lot more painting going on, since I managed to create a painting corner in my hobby room. This makes life much easier when leaving the layers to dry, without two young cats who are very interested in the water, the paints, the brushes; basically everything I need for watercolour painting! ;o)

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Here are my two favourite paintings from recent sessions:
First of all, Rackwick Bay on the island of Hoy in the Orkneys (Scotland), where I'm hoping to go next year. We will be staying on the island of South Ronaldsay and hopefully there will be a little ferry or causeway to the island of Hoy, where this bay holds the most spectacular collection of boulders I have ever seen.
This painting was painted in mixed media, using water colour paints, gouache and soft pastels.



Rackwick Bay, Hoy, Orkney Islands


And this is one of my favourite places on the isle of Skye: Elgol. A different view from the usual one pointing towards the Cuillins. This is the view towards the islands of Rhum and Eigg.
Also painted in mixed media, using a combination of watercolour paints and soft pastels.


Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland






And whilst I was doing that, our little furbaby Luna - who hates to be locked out of my painting room - finally fell asleep on my bed and had a loooooong nap.
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Tomorrow Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs (the designer of among others Le Jardin) will be publishing the 6th block for Snowbound. Guess what I'll be doing?







1 comment:

Ineke said...

The Le Jardin blocks look great. Switching to blanket stitch applique was a right descision, because you are working very fast now.
Luna is adorable!