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Sunday, 31 March 2013

CHALLENGES 3 & 4

Challenge 3 - Thank you Cathy Holtom (check out her lovely blog - a very versatile artist). You mentioned thinking of food you might have on an imagined holiday.  No brainer. Italian Ice Cream.  The best in the world.  I have titled it 'Gelato' Looking forward to eating some of it later in the year. My mouth is watering just thinking of it.


Challenge 4 - Thank you to Susan Caton (a facebook friend) who challenged me to paint a coastal scene with a little boat going into harbour, choppy waves.  So I came up with this one.  Sue loves Cornwall so it is Falmouth and I have named the boat 'Caton Star' and the pub 'Cum Inn'.  I went a bit overboard with the masking fluid on the right, you can see waves hovering in mid air.  Alas, with masking fluid, it is impossible to remove the light area it leaves behind.


Three more to go!

14 comments:

  1. Love your gelato Polly, wish I was planning a return to Italy, we had a great holiday in 2011. You will be exhausted after the Easter break with all these challenges, but good on you for stepping up to them all

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    1. I have so enjoyed it that if I have a quiet Easter weekend next year I will do it all again.! Thanks for your comments.

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  2. Wow, you thrive on challenge. I like all your latest works!

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    1. Thank you. It does make you come up with paintings you would't think of yourself

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  3. Blaga is totally right , you did some amazing works ...these two are really good !

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    1. Thank you Jane. I have surprised myself

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  4. Hi, Polly,
    Nice! I like the first one and the second one interests viewers!!
    Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit me and thanks for your comments. Hope you're having a great Easter. Oh,yours will be nearly over won't it.

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  5. delizioso ! ....bottom one is great ...looks very rough

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    1. Made me feel seasick just painting it. Enjoy the rest of Easter.

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  6. Dear Polly, every watercolour painted for your "self-challenge" is delightfully brilliant.Have nice week!

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    1. Thank you Rita. I have had so much fun.

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  7. Hi Polly:) Such a lovely painting of the italian ice. I'm drooling all over my keyboard:) Lovely colors and beautiful style (not the drooling!). Like the ice is suddenly coming out of the clouds. Lovely!

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    1. I will be in Italy later in the year and plan to have some gelato every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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