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Saturday, 8 February 2014

A to Z CHALLENGE U - W

For those of you who don't know I challenged myself to paint subjects as they came up in alphabetical order that I saw on tv.  Here is the next and penultimate batch.  We are watching Country File and are now coming to the hard letters to spot, so here is what happened..............
Was waiting for 'U', waiting and waiting. Then someone said "under the ground" so this little fox is searching for something  Under the Ground - bit tentative but hey who cares. Taken from a delightful photograph by Michael Eastman.


Really hate flowers hence two different painting one tightish and the other loose without drawing first.  They were talking about Dog Violet - so I latched onto that one and hence 'V' Violet.


This Country File programme was a look back programme, and they looked back at a previous winter.  Get it?  'W' for Winter.  Wanted a bit of colour so added this little blue tit and made the background look frosty with cling film.  If you look carefully you will see little icicles on the branch.

Now then, X, Y and Z tested me but managed to get them before the end of the programme. I was listening and watching so intently for the relevant letter, that I lost the plot as far as the programme was concerned.  
Have a wonderful weekend wherever you are.

9 comments:

  1. Brilliantly done… can't wait to see your grand finale.

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    1. Thanks for following my challenge, nearly done now

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  2. Sooo well done!!!! I admire you. Nice project!

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    1. Thanks Petra, and thank you for your visit

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  3. The fox is brilliant :-)) And though you don't like flowers, you certainly know how to paint them, both really pretty and loose. The back ground on the last one is great, you really get the idea of frost, well done !

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    1. Thanks Jane. Fancy you remembering I don't like doing flowers. Thanks for your comments and hope you are having a nice weekend

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  4. This challenge has pulled out many different sides of your character, tenderness, humor, curiosity, and with violets and blue tit ... a lot of poetry.
    Congratulations for your tenacity in pursuing the challenge yourself until the end!
    Now you have a beautiful collection of watercolors alphabetic truly unique! Have nice start of the week!!!

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    1. Rita, thank you for seeing more in my painting than I do. I couldn't wait to start each letter. It's a long time since I have enjoyed painting this much. Have a lovely week and thanks for your visit xx

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  5. The violets are just beautiful. The colour is wonderful and so well done. I will be following now
    Janice

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