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Sunday, 16 August 2015

WINDMILLS AND WEATHER

Had a wonderful holiday cruising from Amsterdam to Budapest.  Weather hot, hot, hot once we left the windmills behind.  So hard to paint outdoors the paint was drying on my palette before I put it on paper.  Did a sketch or smallish (A4) painting each day, to add to my memory drawer.  Here are some for you to see.

I love doing these paintings when on holiday, as they are just for me, no pressure just fun, fun, fun.

Done on the boat in a quiet little corner.

Done on the spot while hubby was watching cheese being made.  I don't like the smell so sketched instead. It's a reconstructed village outside Amsterdam where you can see clogs being made etc.

Too hot to paint on the spot so done inside.  A town on the Rhine I have already forgotten where it is????  How bad is that.

Looking at the ABC Castles.  (Stands for Another Bloody Castle!!) Excuse the swear word but that was quote by someone else.  Obviously I wouldn't say that.

Happy Sunday and have a great week, and if you are off on your travels, do take a pad and pen with you. 



18 comments:

  1. Have spent many happy hours wandering all over Holland. Love seeing the windmills. Your paintings bring it all back. Done the Rhine cruise so know all about the ABC's . I think the stretch we did had 40 odd of them !. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Loved Holland. Funny, dashed out to see the castles at first, then it was oh not another castle, yawn yawn. Beautiful strech of water though.

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  2. They are all fantastic, Polly. I love the one of the Rhine town!

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    1. Thanks Judy. Wish I could remember where it was though!

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  3. Love seeing your holiday sketches!!! Sometimes it is so hard to get a sketch done or completed on the spot...especially if it is so hot. You did a great job!

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    1. Thanks a lot Joan. Undaunted I did do a few

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  4. Love the bridge over the Rhine and the light you captured. These sketches will remind you of your holiday far more than photos!

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    1. That's so true Cathy. Special memories to treasure.

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  5. Great pages friend. Looks like a wonderful holiday. So glad you shared. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you. It was a special holiday, one we had wanted to do for a while. You have a wonderful week too.

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  6. I have no idea where Rhine is either… but your painting of that bridge is stunning… love the colors you used, makes it look like a magical place where adventures are found.

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    1. It's in Europe. The most beautiful stretch of this river is in Germany.

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  7. I like the one of the ethnographic village, you made it look like and old photograph, so becoming. They are all beautiful, Polly, apparently you've has a great trip!

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    1. Wonderful trip full of different experiences, these are only a few. The village was a highlight. Thank you for your visit

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  8. Oh my, they are fresh and sweet and beautiful and I can see how much you enjoyed being there with your sketchbook!

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    1. You are quite right! Can only draw what I enjoy seeing.

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  9. Hi, Polly, what adorable paintings and drawings! I like the second colour one most. Enjoy them fully!! You're shining! Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Many thanks Sadami. Glad you like them. Love your people btw

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