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“View of the city of Lviv”, a beautiful watercolour © by Andrey Kovalik

(Lviv is the second largest city in Western Ukraine)


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“Mouse Dreaming”, a fine watercolour by the realist painter Jacquelyn Stein, whose other work is well worth checking out

Thanks yet again for this one to Jerry, and for all these other treasures that I have gratefully snaffled from him over the years.




Two fine watercolours of Venice © by Stan Miller (reproduced here with kind permission)


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[One of my photos of the quiet Western Quarter of Venice]
[My photos of Venice in September 2001 - and what came after]
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Two of many fine watercolours © by Stan Miller (reproduced here with kind permission)




Some very nice watercolours by the South Korean artist Misulbu

There are several treats for art lovers here. If you click either image above you will go to Misulbu's own art gallery (watercolour section). His Korean home page is hard for English people to navigate but well worth exploring. His main sections are Watercolours, Pen, Oils and Acrylic/Airbrush.


I was introduced to Misulbu by the wonderful art blog of David Meldrum, who hails from Stockholm, Sweden. It features not only his own work, including some great watercolours, but also introductions to many other fine artists.

(Click the palette to visit David's great art resource.)



Beautiful watercolours by the Vietnamese artist Dang Can


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[My collection of watercolours]



“Kaui Ferns”, a fine watercolour by Claudia Ihl, whose other work is well worth checking out

Thanks yet again for this one to Jerry, and for all these other treasures that I have gratefully snaffled from him over the years.



“Playful Friends”, a watercolour by Christelle Grey, a South African now living in Australia

... featured on the site of The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia (also well worth visiting)



“Elle”, a watercolour by Cynthia Barlow Marrs - from her portfolio Sketch Portraits


I found this, as I have so many good things, on the always-beautiful pages of ensemble5 (if you click her tag at the top of this post, you'll see what I mean!).



“Racing for the Cup” by Poppy Balser, a fine watercolour painter living on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada. You can see many images of her other paintings (recommended!) if you click the picture above.

Another gem gratefully snaffled from the fine pages of Jerzee55sst - thanks, Jerry!


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“Downs in Winter”


“Furlongs”

Marvellous watercolours by the painter, designer, book illustrator, wood engraver and official War Artist (1940) Eric Ravilious, whose other work is well worth exploring (click either image above if you're interested).

For me, the spirit of Granny Aching still watches over these scenes of “The Chalk”. If you know what I mean then you might also be a fan of Terry Pratchett's wonderful books about Tiffany Aching (trainee witch) and The Wee Free Men (a bunch of tiny Caledonian hooligans), set in a mirror of this countryside (and assorted interconnecting worlds). The books are a unique combination of deep humanity, earthy wisdom and hilarious dialogue - if you have yet to try them, you might enjoy taking a look here.

Watercolours by Edward Seago   (click images for sources and related pictures, click other links for place info)

“Cattle on the Marshes, Norfolk

“Behind the Dunes, Sea Palling

“Shrimp boats on the Suffolk coast”

Brancaster Staithe


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La Venise Verte (The Green Venice) from a visit to the Vendée, Western France in 1996


"Gust of wind" (small detail from "The Bedroom", 1998)

Lovely watercolours by Bottletop, whose Categorian blog is well worth visiting (for many reasons)





Great watercolours by the Australian artist Joseph Zbukvic, whom I discovered on the very fine pages of Trrrei



"Venice" (which the artist says he drew from this photo by Monika)


"Milano - Santa Maria Nascente"


"Szczytno in the Rain"

Some of many beautiful watercolours by the Polish-resident artist Minh Dam

Found via this site recommended by Cyrion, who has so many beautiful things on her pages.



"Prague", a wonderful watercolour by the Russian artists Sabir and Svetlana Gadzhiev, who (very unusually for painters) always work as a team


Thanks, Inga!


This is the most beautiful and enjoyable arts programme that I have ever seen - with the added bonus of having been filmed in HD - don't miss it if it eventually comes round to your TV networks.

This was Sheila's own programme (only some of which is reflected here), and it is about more than painting; it is about a way of looking at life.


A scene from the English Lake District, one of many beautiful locations featured in this film.


Sheila Hancock is the widow of John Thaw (best known for Inspector Morse), and is a wonderful person and actress in her own right.



Venice has inspired many watercolour artists...


...from J.M.W. Turner, who had a rough time getting his style of painting acknowledged...


...to modern watercolour artists like the Venetian painter Nicola Tenderini (Nicola is a man's name in Italian!) who still use Turner's techniques today


Some amateur watercolour artists are better known than others, although not always for their artistic work. This Scottish landscape is by Queen Victoria.


Sheila also looked at the sombre and modern side of watercolour art. This is a winter landscape by the English artist Paul Nash...


...who also recorded many images of WWI, both haunting and horrific


Sheila also met (among others) Douglas Farthing, a soldier for 23 years, who used watercolours to record scenes in Iraq and Afghanistan (often painted on crate lids) as well as keeping an illustrated diary. His work is well worth following up.


With segments on the Alps and India, Sheila's programme also featured work by Alexander Cozens and by Charlotte Canning. The latter had a rather sad life married to the Governor-General of India but was a talented and prolific watercolour artist.



"Quiet Repose" by Steve Hanks

One of the many delights always to be found on the pages of Njoistumblin

(When I find out where she has moved to, I'll update this!)



"Farm by Stream and Bamboo Grove" by S. Ishida

One of many pre-war Japanese watercolours at this excellent site - thanks, Alison!


"A street scene from the paintbrush of a child usually involves triangle-topped boxes for houses. And often an unnaturally large dog.

"But Kieron Williamson's attempts are so beautifully rendered that artists ten times his age will be filled with envy.

"Experts have said that the six-year-old's atmospheric paintings, which began with harbour scenes and expanded to include rural vistas, animal portraits and landmarks, have perspective, shadow and reflections that demonstrate an ability well beyond his years...."


Thanks again to lauriebox for this find!



"Gone Fishing" by ~eapcat
Found on the always delightful pages of my friend chaotiqual


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A memory of magical summer days, long ago...
"On the stile" by Winslow Homer

(from the National Gallery of Art's Winslow Homer collection, a great resource for this artist

(Original post: February 13th, 2009)

Norman Thelwell, who died in February 2004, was one of Britain's finest cartoonists. If you were a girl who loved ponies, or the parent (like me) or relative of such a girl, then you would have known every one of his books of pony cartoons intimately!

Thelwell's cartoons and landscape paintings went far beyond ponies though. He was known as the "unofficial artist of the British countryside", and with good reason. His cartoons and his paintings revealed a deep knowledge of, and affection for, the things that he loved best.


A long time ago I walked into a small second-hand bookshop in deepest Sussex, looking for one of Thelwell's cartoon books which (unbelievably) were all out of print. The owner (and complete staff) of the bookshop regretted that he didn't have one, but explained that he, and many such bookshops all over the world, did a lot of trade through a Canadian-based online organization called the Advanced Book Exchange.

When I got home I investigated this amazing site and found well over a thousand of Thelwell's books in shops all over the world. I felt like I had wandered into Terry Pratchett's L-Space, in which all libraries are connected!

Among these books I discovered a wonderful autobiography by Thelwell, "A Plank Bridge By A Pool".

A description of this book reads: "A portrait in words and pictures of a garden in rural England that has become a wild life sanctuary. It is also the story of how one man realized a boyhood dream. Norman Thelwell, whose riding cartoons are published worldwide, describes in words and pictures how he landscaped his cottage garden and attracted wildlife of all kinds."

I don't know if this painting belongs to the places described in the book, but it well might.



"Winter Rain", a watercolour by Susan Adams

One of many interesting and beautiful items to be found on the pages of chaotiqual.





"Morning light" - watercolor painting of a lighthouse in Twin Lights Park, near Portland, Maine




"Beach path" - watercolor painting of a beach scene in Maine




"Miss Marie" - candid photo of the artist's daughter on a school trip

Some very nice work by Lora Garcelon. I love the colours!


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