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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Doing A Little Painting On A Smaller Scale ...

Hello my dear friends,

I am still painting on a larger scale these days! ... Yup, my hallway is still not finished but I have decided not to hurry with this project to ensure that I don't mess up or overdo it and possibly hurt my back or anything else for that matter again. I have one wall left to do and that is the "tall wall" along the staircase which is two stories tall. I will tackle very soon but instead of painting walls at the moment, it was time to practice my small painting skills again and have a break from stretching and reaching far corners and edges.

It has been a little while since I had done my last water coloring (which I haven't even shared with all of you yet) so I thought it might be good to practice it again. I picked a lovely photo online of the countryside in Wiltshire, England looking towards Salisbury's Cathedral spire which is actually the tallest one in England!

 I chose to do some guidelines and went to work right away and a little while later my newest painting was done. Unfortunately I am not sure how happy I am with it.
 My daughters tell me that I expect too much of myself being a beginner and I think they might be right. I should practice more often and maybe even take a class on how to watercolor so I can learn more about how to do it. I would so love to be good at this and happy with what I do.

And this is my newest painting ...

Looking at it again, maybe it isn't as bad as I thought it was at first?!

My daughters both like my little paint a lot, so I gave this one to my older one Ashleigh. Now I need to think of what I am going to paint for my younger one. Hmm ... maybe Stonehenge? She really likes those "old rocks".

As I mentioned, I did another painting several weeks ago and I think that there is no better time to share it with all of you but now. It is another beach scene and I painted it as a gift for my daughter Ashleigh to hang in her home. It was of one of our visits to Lake Huron on a chilly and blustery day when the water was rough and there many waves. She stood there on a wooden platform, looking into the distance and lost in her thoughts. I tried to capture in my photograph and then in my painting.

And here is that painting ...

 I made one mistake though by painting her hair black and not a dark brown instead but she didn't mind. Again I am not quite there with liking this water color completely but my daughter does and that is all that counts. She actually framed it and it is hanging in her home now which is so sweet and such a compliment to me. My next painting post should hopefully be about my finished hallway.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by here at Todolwen and visit me. It is always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. They are lovely and of course your daughters love them because they are part of you !! I admire anyone that is able to use watercolors well and you are certainly very talented! Good luck with the hallway, those are some of the hardest places to paint I think. Take care from Iowa

  2. Love all the paintings! Makes me want to try!

  3. Liebe Karen
    Du bist so kreativ das ist einfach wunderbar!
    ute schickt Dir liebe Gruesse aus Cologne ;o)

  4. Cheers to you with your water coloring. I think it's fantastic! At least you have begun and improving with each new project. I LOVE your style oldest to newest so keep at it :)

  5. Both are quite lovely and will be treasured I am sure.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Hugs) Cara
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  6. Oh Karen! How lovely your paintings are!

    Hugs Ines♥

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  8. I'm toasting to your water coloring skills. I believe it's excellent! Regardless, you've started and are becoming better with every new endeavor.
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