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Charlie's Mum
01-08-2014, 04:44 PM
Welcome to this second WDE of 2014.

Cast aside those winter blues and think about Spring!

I will be posting 16 images and a challenge

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 please make a new thread but try to include the name of the host and the date from the relevant WDE if you know it!)

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

All the images (apart from one) are my own photographs and higher resolution ones are in the RIL.

Hope you find something of interest to tickle the 'paint buds' ..... enjoy!:D

Click on the image to take you to the higher res. one in the RIL.


Pretty cowslips, a welcome sign of spring around our village.


Then the pansies - these flower for a long time on the deck of our holiday home.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-Tub_wc_size.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178835&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

The rhodos are always a gorgeous sight in Spring - these are from Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-rhodo_harlow_carr_wc_size.JPG (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178831&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

This rooster is courtesy of a friend and guide here on WC - Idylbrush - he always manages to find some interesting creatures and plants to point the camera at!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-RoosterHighRes_-_Howard..jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178559&size=big&cat=)

In Yorkshire last October I found this little fellow snoozing in the sun - the photo isn't the best quality, sorry, but I only had the phone with me!

... and because I know you love cats, here's Minerva my sister's very snooty cat!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-Minerva_from_Kate_7_wc_size_.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178840&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

I have some 'people' pics for you -

At the Fountains Abbey tea rooms some Mummers came by and performed their play -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-Fountains_abbey_tea_rooms_people_wc_size.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178825&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

On a hot day people were playing Crown Bowls - this fellow was quite good!

This was from Christmas - my nephews making Irish Coffees for us after lunch. (No higher res. for this one, and it's for this WDE only, thanks:))


Charlie's Mum
01-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Still life:

I'm a sucker for pretty things and kept this gift bag - it goes well with the silk scarf and necklace!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-gift_bag,_silk_necklace_2__small.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178868&size=big&cat=)

I also like Teddy Bears! We collected a couple from holidays (bought, not pinched!!):lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-three_teddies_small.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178864&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

After Charlie died my neighbour gave us this little scottie - I found him on the doorstep one morning!
Best friends, Teddy and JJ:

A scene from Ripon, Yorkshire where we spend a lot of time in the summer.

The Water Rat

This is from Snowshill Manor in the Cotswold Hills, Gloucestershire.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-Snowshill_Manor_gdnswc_sizeJPG.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178834&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

The Manor house - full of 'collectibles' by a very eccentric former owner - amazing collections ... the owners lived in a separate building, tiny!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Jan-2014/30494-Snowshill_Man_wc_size.jpg (http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=178844&size=big&cat=&ppuser=30494)

And this last beautiful scene is Bourton on the Water, also in the Cotswolds, a very popular tourist attraction!

A bit of a challenge if you'd like it -
As some of the images are quite complex, look at the high res version in the RIL and zoom in to a smaller section/group/still life/flower and try that.

Otherwise, just enjoy yourselves!

Don't forget, just click on the image above to take you to the larger version:)

01-10-2014, 04:36 AM
Some great choices here Maurine, they will have to wait till tomorrow though. Thanks for hosting.

Mary Y
01-10-2014, 04:41 AM
Lovely photos, I'm hoping to do one or two.

01-10-2014, 04:54 AM
Love your photos Maureen - might have to do more than just one : ) We walked over that bridge in Bourton on the water on our holiday in the UK .

01-10-2014, 05:21 AM
Lovely photos! Thanks Maureen:)

01-10-2014, 05:28 AM
Thanks for these wonderful refs Maureen and for hosting - now to choose...

Charlie's Mum
01-10-2014, 05:58 AM
Gosh Kate, you do get off to an early morning start!:eek: .......
g'night ot our Aussie friends ;) ...... see you later.

Ros - Bourton is gorgeous isn't it?:D
Just read an article by Charles Reid, the American watercolourist - he was painting there last summer (but I didn't see him!) So we're in good company:D

01-10-2014, 06:02 AM
Great photos Maureen love that pub, Minerva is gorgeous! eventhough this mushroom is colourful I ll leave it to the edgehog:angel:
I ll be there early nexy week

01-10-2014, 06:32 AM
Too many great images, too little time
Can't decide

01-10-2014, 07:07 AM
Wow, what nice refs to wake up and see!

Charlie's Mum
01-10-2014, 07:48 AM
Lol Bonnie - shall I cut them down to one only? :);)

01-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Thanks Maureen , now off to scoff a few of these lovely images, :thumbsup:

01-10-2014, 08:21 AM
Love all the references, tough decision.

While I was inactive I missed Charlie's passing. So sorry to hear about it, he was such a cutie and I know how much you loved him.:heart:

01-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Beautiful pictures :)

Can't wait to get started

01-10-2014, 09:04 AM
super refs :D

01-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Wonderful refs!!!!!! Thanks for hosting.

Charlie's Mum
01-10-2014, 09:46 AM
Awwww - thanks Gail - nearly 2 years now :( - still miss him greatly.

01-10-2014, 01:04 PM
Great selection Maureen - thanks! Your one nephew (the redhead) looks so much like one of my co-workers, I might have to give his portrait a try. I do love Minerva too and the stuffed animals are so cute! Decision time!

01-10-2014, 02:50 PM
Gosh Maureen that bowling green sure looks dry.
Now are you sure that hedgehog was sleeping? He looks like he's been nibbling that ominous looking mushroom>?

I went to Foauntains Abbey when I was about 17 there was no tea shop or visitor centre there then. Nothing at all. Just the ruins and lots of grass that was ok but when we later took my mum in a wheelchair it was hard to navigate. Might be nice to go back again if it is more accessible.

Been not far from Ripon too. Last Easter when the weather was rubbish in general we went to Newby Hall (House/Manor). Not bad, garden had a hill that my old scooter didn't like much.

The Cotswolds.....well... Dave and I went there on our first real 'date'. The Rollright Stones, then Bourton and Birdland and finished up in Chipping Norton for a fish & chip tea. Plan to go again as it isn't far from us in Warwickshire. It's on the Gloucester/Oxfordhsire/Warks border.

Some very temping ones to do here. I like the fact that I have been to some of these places. The north East is on my 'English adventure' list too. I hear Seathwaite is nice (Have I got the right 'sea*..'...near the coast and I want to see Lindisfarne too.

I really hope I can participate. I've done virtually no art this year. I've only just finished the one from December!! ...and I looked and found a mistake that I need to tweak.

01-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Maureen, I'm also saddened to hear you lost Charlie. You featured him before in one of the WDEs and I painted him on your sofa then named it Couch Potato Charlie.

01-10-2014, 03:59 PM
Wonderful images..I too was in Burton and didn't see Mr Reid, so maybe I'll try to do a C R Watercolour...that'll be a tall order!!

Charlie's Mum
01-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Welcome Patsy - so we both missed Mr. R eh? I do like his work!
He was also in Stow on the Wold - missed him there too!!:rolleyes:

Lin - thought you might know some of these places - the Bowling Green is in Pately Bridge - and you know what the sumer was like last year!

Kay - I thought you knew - sorry! You must have been elsewhere at the time!:)

01-10-2014, 05:27 PM
yes last year we had no Spring then as soon as the kids broke up frim school we had 6 weeks of warm sunshine. The day after they went back that was it..... straight into winter. It was short, but it was glorious and a REAL summer for the first time this century. Let's hope for a repeat but with the addition of an actual spring with sunshine and dry days for more than 6 weeks!
I didn't know about Charlie either - so sorry to hear. I've painted him too.

01-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Very Nice Reference pictures. I really like that hedgehog picture. I never saw a real mushroom in that color before. that is really pretty.

Charlie's Mum
01-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Thanks appu - why not join us this week and paint the h/hog and mushroom?:)

01-16-2014, 01:52 AM
Maureen, thank you so much for a warm welcome back and lovely hosting.

Charlie's Mum
01-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Thank you Ai - that's lovely!:)