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Watercolour, humour, this and that

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


First of all thank you Rita Vaselli for passing on the Versatile Blog Award, I am very flattered that you chose me. Rita, as many of you know, is a warm person, brilliant artist, and has a way with words that each post is like poetry.  I will pass on my award at the end of this post.

Recently I went to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, where you could photograph the paintings!! I would like to share some of his work that isn't commonly seen in books.

In his 10 years of painting he produced about 800 paintings and 1000 drawings. Here are some of his sketches.  I particularly love these intimate sketches, hope you like them too ......

If you look at the tiny sketch on the right hand side you may recognise it as the potato pickers or similar

Apparently he worried a lot about people, perspective and this combines both, and was a total surprise to me.

Now back to the Award.  The rule is to pass it on to 10 more, but I would love to give everyone an award but have decided to pick just two who are still blogging and making me smile despite adversity in their lives, they are being positive and still blogging through it all.  Best wishes and hugs to them both and hope this gives them a little lift ..................


Also to pass on 7 things about myself.  Hm now let me think ...........
1. I hate peas
2. I love to exercise my chuckle muscles
3. I conducted an orchestra once (well I was only 5 years old)
4. I hate to upset anyone
5. My favourite painting in the whole world is The Fighting Temeraire by Turner
6. Love to use bright colours when I paint (must try and soften them)
7. I loathe housework.

Happy Versatile Blogging everyone