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Monday, 26 October 2015

SWITZERLAND & WOBBLY TRAINS!!!

I have been trying to spend less time on the internet and my blog is one of the things I have been neglecting.  I can't believe how long it is since I last did a post.  Sorry, because that also means I have been neglecting my blog friends.

Recently spend 2 weeks by trains visiting mainly Switzerland.  So long on the train I did some painting and sketching.  Not easy.  It is amazing how wobbly train journeys are when you are trying to paint some detail.

Here is some of the work done on the journey and that one at the end done from a photograph since we came home.
  Stresa on Lake Maggiore, some wobbly people cos of the train!

On the Bernini Express on the way to Turano

Painted from a pic in magazine.  Mint ice cream cake. 

From a magazine

Again, from a magazine

From the Bernini Express brochure  The red is the train

For sale on the Glacier Express this little mountain goat
Painted since our return.  This was the view from our hotel.  One of those 'special' memories that I just had to capture

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful memories from an exciting journey! And very nicely painted. I love the colors and subtelty of the Matterhorn landscape

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    1. That alpen glow greeted us each morning (4 days). Perfection

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  2. All beautiful but especially like the one of Stresa. Wish I was back there now. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. I loved the little islands we visited too. Great place

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  3. Bonjour,

    Je suis sous le charme de l'ensemble de vos aquarelles. J'aime le jeu des couleurs et la délicatesse.

    Gros bisous ✺ ♡ ✺

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    1. Merci beaucoup, vous etes tres gentile. x

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  4. Gorgeous paintings all. Thank you for taking us on your journey!

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  5. I know exactly what you mean Polly .... most of my Blog posts these days start with apologies for big gaps between entries. I vowed not to have my own Facebook page but I ended up tagging onto hubby's page and sadly its sooooo easy to get bogged down there!

    You have an extraordinary skill of observation and ability to turn your experiences into wonderful, fun paintings. I always look forward to seeing your posts.

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    1. Know what you mean! I feel guilty neglecting my blog frriends.

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  6. Nice collection of sketches from life and references!!!

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  7. Thank you to each one of you for commenting on my holiday memories.

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  8. Polly your paintings always look so light, fresh and airy. I love all of these but the one of Stresa stands out, probably because of the inclusion of figures which always adds so much to any scene. Brilliant work!!

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    1. Thank you John. We don't know what our own work looks like really so nice to hear your comments. Couldn't not do figures it was a busy buzzing place.

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