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A few pics for Janey

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Hi,

Inspired by Janey’s wonderful art, (and her request to see some of my own), here are just a handful. Most of our pictures are still in storage, so this is a very short blog!

I loved having a go at watercolours, and went to classes for a few years, but stopped – except for a few cards – when I started doing garden design.

The last pic is a real indoor plant which I bought to replace a very sad Dracaena – but when this dies I shall hope to find one like DottyDaisy’s recent acquisition . . .
Harbour

Westonbirt Arboretum

Some old boat

Dendrobium ‘Apollon’

Apologies for my shaky hand when photographing the pics :)

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Oh wow, Sheila! You must have been a grade A pupil at your Art classes.

That top image, in particular, is so restful.

4 Feb, 2018

 

I just can't get my head round how people can do this. They are so beautiful Sheila!

4 Feb, 2018

 

Gosh, thanks very much Eirlys and Sue: it can be great fun if you have a good teacher:)

4 Feb, 2018

 

Wow! Sheila, they are really beautiful...the top one looks like one of Sydney's inlets...I love it! It is very restful, a peek through the trees and ferns, and gorgeous colours.
You have such a talent for landscape painting, trees are quite difficult to master Sheila, but you've certainly done that...the second painting is stunning! Xx

4 Feb, 2018

 

Sheila, beautiful x

4 Feb, 2018

 

Sheila, your paintings are absolutely beautiful. There is an air of peace and tranquility in every one.

When you unpack some more, please show us!!
:-)

4 Feb, 2018

 

So glad Janey spurred you into showing us your lovely paintings too,Sheila.and I especially like Westonbirt,as it's been on my bucket list for a long time..I also would like to see more,when you get around to it please...anyone else out there who is hiding a talent for painting ?? we are waiting !! Lol

4 Feb, 2018

 

My goodness - you’ve all taken my breath away! Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Janey, Dawn, Chris and Sandra. It just shows how putting something on this site can lift the spirits: brilliant, made my day :))

4 Feb, 2018

 

Wow from me also Sheila,they are beautiful.You Clever lady.

4 Feb, 2018

 

I am so envious of people who can paint etc. I can do a passable biological drawing but not art. My Oh can do both it is most annoying. :o)

these are beautiful Shelia.

4 Feb, 2018

 

Thank you Callie and Eileen . . . off to bed with a smiley face!

4 Feb, 2018

 

Works of art, lovely.

5 Feb, 2018

 

Wow. They are really good!! Would love to have just a small amount of your talent, I have trouble drawing stick men lol.

5 Feb, 2018

 

You’re very kind Sue (Siris) and Jen, thank you!

5 Feb, 2018

 

Sheila, your paintings are beautiful and very inspiring. You have a special gift.

6 Feb, 2018

 

Beautiful paintings Sheila and the last pic of the orchid is a cracker.

6 Feb, 2018

 

Thanks Paul, what a lovely comment :)

Very kind Thorney, but (as I said!) the last one is real. It really would be amazing if I had done that :))

6 Feb, 2018

 

You're welcome. They remind me of when my grand parents used to take me to Oyster Bay - an old fishing village on the North Shore of Long Island. I remember the sail boats very well...and President Theodore Roosevelt's House, lol.

Is that your Dendrobium? It is stunning! Do you think I can grow one along side my Phalaenopsis? These plants are expensive and not easy to find.

7 Feb, 2018

 

I think the laugh is on me, Paul . . . I had no idea this is an orchid! It was among some house plants in a garden centre, a few weeks ago, and reduced from £20 to £9. Now I shall have to treat it much more carefully, lol :)

7 Feb, 2018

 

Well what can I say, agree with everyone Sheila, they really are lovely, I can't draw or paint but that doesn't stop me admiring other peoples work, when you are sorted you'll have to show us more....

7 Feb, 2018

 

lol sounds like a good deal to me Sheila. I've seen them listed for $80.00 a pop - but that's New York. Dare I ask how it's doing?

7 Feb, 2018

 

Paul, it's fine - that's because I've only had it for about two weeks! Don't worry, it will have plenty of TLC . . .

Thank you Lincs - you're very kind :)

7 Feb, 2018

 

I'm envious of so much talent. I tried painting for years but could only manage pastels and those with help. Your pictures are beautiful.

10 Feb, 2018

 

Gosh, thank you Arbuthnot!

10 Feb, 2018

 

Super paintings, Sheila... well done x x x

28 Feb, 2018

 

Bless you, Terra, many thanks! x

28 Feb, 2018

 

I meant to add this to my favourites,Sheila..rectified it now :o) x

28 Feb, 2018

 

I’m honoured Sandra :)) x

28 Feb, 2018

 

Wow Sheila, these are beautiful. I would love to see more. I especially like the way you have 'Some old boat' framed within a frame. :o)

2 Mar, 2018

 

Thank you Sheila . . . I liked the idea of "rushes"(?) half in and half out of the painting, which was the teacher's idea!

2 Mar, 2018

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