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02-09-2012, 06:44 PM
I will be posting 16 images and a challenge.

Please wait until all are uploaded before commenting - thank you.

You have 30 minutes to make your choice and choose your materials - you may use any medium.

For the next two hours, just go for it……then STOP!, scan or photograph your work and post it in your own new thread with your title, beginning with WDE, plus date, plus title.

When you introduce your work, please add a description of size, medium, support (paper, canvas etc) and time taken.
If your work is digital, we'd appreciate a description of whether it's freehand drawing/painting, manipulated image or done using the filters available in some programmes - you could also say which programme you've used.
All are acceptable but we'd like to know the "hows, whys and wherefores"!! :)

Use WIP for any work in progress at the 2 hour mark, and MI for multiple images if other works are to be added before the following Monday.

NB. To avoid forum flooding, please put all of your work during the weekend, for the current WDE, into a single thread: multiple threads will be merged!
From the following TUESDAY, you may open a new thread for later work.

You have the whole week to participate - until the next WDE starts (usually Friday). If you finish a piece after that time, we now run a 'Catch-up' thread in the forum each month where you can post any WDE not completed in its allotted week .... it's a sticky near the top of the forum page.

After posting your contribution, please view others’ entries and comment and encourage when you can. Unless requested, please refrain from critiquing.


We'll start in that lovely city of York where these scrumptious non fattening cakes were on display.


A couple of ducks, at a country fair in York, not sure what breed, but they have big feet.


Some tree face carvings spotted at the country fair in York.


The beautiful old Tudor buildings at The Shambles York.


A street Mime Artist in York.


On to Cornwall, the home of my ancestors and where I'd love to be permanently.
Walking up the cliff path in Mavagissey, some of the roof tops are at waist level, couldn't resist snapping this pic of the colourful chimneys against the blue of the sky and harbour below.


A charming welcoming doorway of a house on the cliff path Mevagissey.


At the top of the cliff path, this time at East Portholland I met this charming Highland cow willing to pose for me.


Looking down from the cliff path to the Bay at East Portholland, lots of very happy holdiays spent here.


Now we journey home to South Wales where I live. This is the man made lake and boathouse at Tredegar House and Country Park in Newport, once the ancestral Home of the Morgan family, Viscount Lord Tredegar's Horse, Sir Briggs is buried in the cedar garden, he was his favourite charger and carried his master in battle in the first line of the Light Cavalry charge at the Battle of Balaclava and the Battle of Inkerman in 1854.


Still at Tredegar House some Morris Men Dancers at the annual Folk Festival.Looks like they really mean it don't they?


The feeder stream, which comes from the River Ebbw (pronounced Ebbow)~~~ the flow is controlled by sluice gates~~~ for the Lake at Tredegar House.


02-09-2012, 06:51 PM
Some horses in a field off the bridal path near where I live, rushing to greet me ~ they thought I had carrots.


A lovely display of flowers at a local flower shop.


Sunflowers from my garden, which appeared out of nowhere, I certainly didn't plant them, must have come from the birds dropping seeds.


Lastly this is one of the stiles you have to clamber over when walking the coastal path at St Brides, Newport.


I hope you will find something to tickle your muse, as for an optional challenge, try changing one of the pics to a night scene..Happy painting!! Have fun.:)

02-09-2012, 07:06 PM
All I can say is WOW! This will be a difficult decision. Thanks so much for hosting.

02-09-2012, 07:12 PM
What a fantastic set of pics - hard to choose - maybe I'll have to try them all!

02-09-2012, 07:17 PM
WOWZA!!! I am so excited! Thanks for hosting, Mo! This looks like fun so I hope DH hasn't planned my weekend away. "D

02-09-2012, 07:20 PM
Mo, they are fantastic, thanks so much :thumbsup: , I have been to Cornwall, Wales, England and Scotland and loved all the castles ( thats what I wanted to see LOL ) but I also wanted to see of those lovely Highland Cattle and never did so thanks for that too :wave: I see so many I want to try and paint :D

02-09-2012, 07:29 PM
Oh wow, love those horses and I am just itching to try them. Thanks for hosting

Vivien Maloney
02-09-2012, 08:13 PM
Oh, so many I'd like to paint - now which one to do first?! Thanks for hosting Mo. Wonderful selection of photos.

02-09-2012, 10:32 PM
Great photos Mo = hope to get at least one done. Thanks for these and for hosting!

02-09-2012, 11:51 PM
Such great pics Mo! How will I ever choose!

02-09-2012, 11:51 PM
i couldnt make it last week, so hoping to get into this week... anybody seen my muse???? thanx for hosting...... :wave:

02-10-2012, 03:15 AM
Great photos!:)

02-10-2012, 03:47 AM
Pictures near Newport....that takes me back. I grew up in Newport. Nice pictures, Mo.

02-10-2012, 07:30 AM
really fab set of refs, hope to get to some this week...

02-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Hey Mo - GREAT to see you in the world of us WDErs

Did you give those horses any carrots?
Not been to Tredegar, as you know we stay in Pembs so is it close. There are too many Newport's in Wales - and a few St Brides? i know St Bride's Bay is nr St Davids.

We'll be there this year too in June. We've decided with it being our 7th year it will be our last then off to somehwere else. 7 years of rain and biting cold Junes is enough :P The countryside is gorgeous but we've run out of things that can be done on cold wet days and so many left that need warmer dry days we will have to save for another time. 8 deg C at night ina tent is not good for my fibro so last year - just to say goodbye to the camp site we've been visiting since my lad was young.

02-10-2012, 09:39 AM
Hi, haven't been here in a while but would like to try a few this week. Lovely and great photos to work from, thanks. Lil

02-10-2012, 09:48 AM
what a wonderful mix
I have a few picked out

Charlie's Mum
02-10-2012, 10:33 AM
Ab-Fab pics Mo - many of them very familiar (except for the Welsh ones:D) - lovely selection - thanks for hosting:D

02-10-2012, 10:49 AM
I'm going away for the weekend to NY but have saved some (so many good choices!!!!!). Thank you for hosting and great photos!

02-10-2012, 10:53 AM
Thanks Mo for such intriguing photos, some areas are familiar that we visited in Wales, as is the longhaired cow. Now to choose just one as my muse is divided in half these days, but at least I found it. What breed are the horses?

02-10-2012, 11:02 AM
Wish I could be any of these places you have shown!! Guess I will have to chose a couple and pretend I am there plein aire. Great pixs and fantastic idea for "night painting". Kurlie 8-)

02-10-2012, 11:22 AM
These are so wonderful! What a charming area you live in. My grandfather had cattle that would race up because they thought we'd brought figs. I remember being terrified of getting trampled as a kid!

02-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Mo thank you for such wonderful photos. I wish I had the time to do several of them.

Love some of the landscapes, the highland cow, the charging horses, the dancers (beyond my capabilities), just wonderful.

02-10-2012, 01:27 PM
:heart: York, I love that city.

Its gotta be a creature of some sort, horse, cow or ducks for me. In pencil only, my project is to learn to do fur, yeah I know ducks aren't furry but I can make an exception......

02-10-2012, 07:08 PM
Fabulous selection, Mo. Right up my street -in more ways than one. I'm a Yorkshire lass and have spent many happy hours in York; my Dad was a Welshman and again we have had many happy holidays there and now I'm retired and living in Cornwall so you've hit all of my buttons this week.

02-10-2012, 07:46 PM
yay good to see more Brits joing the WDE ! :)

02-10-2012, 07:50 PM
Great set of photos Mo. I'm reminded of the year I spent in Cardiff and went around South Wales with friends when we could. Also had a chance to visit York.:wave:

I hope to do at least one.:crossfingers:

Thanks for hosting. It's my turn next weekend :D

02-10-2012, 11:15 PM
Like Kor I lost my muse hope to find it this week. The Morris dancers take me back to when my daughter was about 12 and we were watching some. They all ran over to her raised her in the air and proceeded to dance with her raised horizontally aloft! Although I am a Brit she was raised in America and had never seen Morris dancers before. She handled it well though!

02-11-2012, 03:50 AM
Thank you Mo for beautiful photos.
They make me busy weekend:cat:

02-11-2012, 01:32 PM
Your choices are WAY too good...lol...now to eliminate a few! TY!

02-12-2012, 02:01 PM
i've done 2 but by the time I finished the second one daylight had gone and flash presents shine and no flash the room lights make them look orange and nothing like reality so I'll photograph them tomorrow in daylight as I can't get a nice pic that does them justice.

02-12-2012, 08:34 PM
holy cow... i was wondering what was up with all the night scenes after i did one. i didn't realize that was the challenge! lol!

02-13-2012, 11:31 AM
holy cow... i was wondering what was up with all the night scenes after i did one. i didn't realize that was the challenge! lol!

oops I missed the challenge bit too.

Mine are bright and sunny - have photographed them and will post when I get back friom giving my son a lift home.

02-14-2012, 09:34 PM
thanks for hosting!

02-15-2012, 09:23 PM
Oh, I've been so busy I haven't been able to participate but these are so beautiful. I am snagging a few and hope to get at least on in by this weekend. Thanks for hosting.