Friday, 8 April 2011

NORFOLK LAVENDER

I have been working on small pen and watercolour paintings for forthcoming Norfolk shows and I had planned to create four square format pieces for the Garden House Gallery in Cromer, but unfortunately my local framer David has injured his achilles heel and is unable to complete all four frames for me. So numbers three and four paintings I was planning to use for Cromer I have put aside for the Grimston Easter event in the hope David will have improved and been able to complete them. The painting measures only 10" x 8" and looks really fresh against a white mount and box frame. So that meant I had to think of two other ideas to fit two white rectangle frames I have purchased to match the two completed square white. I decided to use watercolour and pen on my beloved Lana Vanguard for these and thought to use Arabic Gum solution to help with the control. It worked - or so I think! This is a popular scene at the front of the Norfolk Lavender Company shop and tea rooms at Heacham along the north Norfolk coast road. The final piece using the same technique is going to be of Cromer pier.

6 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

Beautiful painting Joan.

DJ said...

How I've missed the delicate grace of your skill...

Sandra Rowney said...

Looks good Joan, I see why you like using that support, the paint billows around the image like clouds. Very pleasing.

Vicki Greene said...

A delightful painting!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for your supportive comments blogger friends and that charming statement DJ. Made me quite blush with surprise and pleasure.

Rachel Neil said...

your lavender field is so beautful you could almost smell the fragrant flowers