And here is the result.  Done from a photo that was set as the July 2012 challenge at

. My water reflections need a bit of work – first time for these so it was always going to be touch and go.
Have to admit that I didn’t use the purple at all – it didn’t really fit.  The others came together pretty well though – I’m not displeased.   Well done and much thanks to James.

HashtagPaintingFriday take 2

After sitting in the car and driving around a bit waiting for the rain to stop I landed here next to the Mystic Lakes.  This isn’t a particularly fancy bridge – it’s just for cars but that doesn’t matter.

Unfinished again partly cos it started to rain and partly cos I started to get peckish.  Next time – bring sandwiches.

I also discovered my water pot wasn’t water tight and I was only left with half an inch of murky water.  Doesn’t help with the colors much.


It was Friday and I was shattered after a week of chasing files and when I wasn’t doing that chasing grants.    So I took myself off in the Boris car for an afternoon’s painting and to hell with it.

I was all togged out.  Folding stool – check, hat – check, brolly – check, paints/brushes/water – check.

This was the result of an hour’s painting by the Arlington reservoir and I’m rather chuffed with it.  It’s unfinished as it started to rain and I discovered how hard it is trying to hold a brolly in one hand, a brush in the other and not to get everything wet and paint all over myself.

Outdoor landscape class number 2

So this is the view of the boathouse from across the river at JFK park.   This was a strange one – usually if it is enjoyable when you’re actually doing the painting the end result is pretty good. In this case it didn’t turn out so well.  Trees – ok.  Building – meh!  Somewhat insipid and the drawing is wonky.  Never mind – it was a glorious evening to sit by the river for a couple of hours.