Monday, 4 April 2011

In Love With Mondays

"Twitching Nose"
New watercolour of a lucky hare painting

The sun is shining so brightly through my studio window that it  is touching everything I see with stunning rays  of light. It is a perfect time to paint. The vibrant shades of spring flowers in my garden beckon so I know this will be a day to paint from life outside. But first I have a special piece of paper calling me. I had placed a wash on the surface of it last night hoping to see if something might magically appear on it by this morning. I call these " spirit washes". I could easily see a subject this morning. With just a few selected brushstrokes to add definition this watercolour could possibly be the lucky hare for my exhibition at the Wey Gallery in Godalming.

There is a fabulous sense of movement around the nose section o fthis piece. As if the hare is twitching and raring to go. Just like me dying to pick up my brushes and get off this computer!

It's going to be a wonderful day!


"Celebrate Spring" Jeans new exhibition opens at 
THE FRAME GALLERY in ODIHAM,Hampshire this week.


bazza said...

Sometimes the best watercolour effects are 'accidental'!
Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

Jean Haines SWA, SFP said...

I totally agree and they are so much fun when they are!