Friday, 27 March 2009

SECOND LITTLE WATERCOLOUR FOR RISING SUN



This is the red door leading from the riverside tables to the bar and restaurant of the Rising Sun pub in Coltishall. There have been hanging baskets all through the winter but now they display gorgeous pansies and daffodils in full bloom. There is always the red bowl of water outside for anyone bringing a dog.

In the end, this second little 7 x 7 ins watercolour was painted on Hahnemuhle Quatrro watercolour paper. I used mostly Winsor and Newton tube paints: cobalt and prussian blues, permanent rose and scarlet lake reds, Winsor yellow and raw sienna and burnt umber. You can see my photo I used to guide me in my previous post.

Nearly ready now for the whole exhibition - I have prepared my 'for sale' notices and arranged with a kind local gentleman who attends my workshops to do the hanging for me (mirror plates and lots of drilling!). My local gallery Swallowtail will be framing the two little watercolours and laminating the notices . Unfortunately the large postcards I had printed of the oil painting of the panoramic view of the pub via the internet are not satisfactory. Could easily be the jpg image I used on their website, but its turned out colour saturated making the buildings and roofs bright pink and quite dark to one side from sky through trees to the common. I have'nt much time to sort out another printer.

Once hung ready for Easter, I shall then be able to concentrate on more contemporary work I have to do for other shows.

8 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Well done! You could have done this on yupo but it lends itself to the paper, too. Sounds like everything is coming together; sorry about the postcards not being right :( Hope you can find someone local to do a few for you.

Vicki Greene said...

Sounds like you are super busy. Love the watercolor.

"JeanneG" said...

You sound very busy. I like the red door picture. So pretty. And the floral one in the post below this one is so pretty and bright. Just like a nice kitchen window in spring/summer. Try to keep from over stressing yourself and enjoy your show.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thank you girls for your kind comments. If I have time, I might attempt the red door painting on Yupo this afternoon, now I've ironed out all the problems. Then I'll have a proper pair.

shicat said...

This painting is so quaint and cheery. I want to move right in! I like the painting better than the photo. Just lovely!

debwardart said...

Some lovely paintings, Joan! I especially like the (gulp - cannot believe I am saying this) the YUPO painting! It really made the poinsettas sing.
Looking forward to seeing what you will be doing for even more shows!
Postcards - must be something in the air - the first batch for our local show were also wrong, but got them redone in time - good luck!

Robert A Vollrath said...

Very Beautiful. I don't know if I'll ever get back to watercolors but this painting shows me the wonder of watercolors:)

Margaret Ann said...

LA LA LA LAAAAA! This simply sings happy notes to me of spring...What a delightful spot! Well done! :)