Thursday, December 1, 2011

"Mousehole"


This is based on a photo of the village, "Mousehole" in Cornwall. I really enjoy doing these little villages.
The drawings take on a life of their own and evolve from a photo to a slightly off kilter, whimsical representation of what is really there. For this one, my intention was to keep most of the colors grey and cool except for a few houses. It appears as if the sun is setting and nightfall will soon envelope everyone.
Oops! I forgot to put some people in which i like to do. Next time! Watercolor on Arches C/P 300 lb. paper.

10 comments:

  1. Another beauty, Ross! How I have missed your whimsical villages. They always make me smile and feel happy. It's great to see your work again. Keep the paintings coming!

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  2. Thanks so much Christiane. It is nice to be painting again and to be seeing what is happening with others out there. You have been going gang busters since retiring. That is so awesome. We are all on this great journey of discovery. Painting is such fun. Have a great day Christiane. Looking forward to seeing your painting of the "Door Knocker" when done. He is coming along nicely....

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  3. I've been there! They say mousehole like muzzle . Made me smile when I heard it! Quaint place and your painting does it justice - it feels like a whimsical version. Proper job, as they also say in that region :) xx

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  4. That is so cool Pat. I would love to go to Mousehole (muzzle). Thanks for sharing the pronunciation. I am not sure why, but i am so drawn to many of the gorgeous villages and towns in England, Scotland and Wales. I spend countless hours on the internet and use "Google. Street View" to find suitable painting locations. It is cheaper than flying there for sure. My family is from England and i have relatives there still. Apparently we owned monarchy land or something like that and i could claim it today as rightful heir but would feel really bad kicking someone off their property. Instead i just paint the places. I love Staithes, Mevagissey to name a few.. thanks for dropping by Pat. Cheers!

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  5. outstanding work!! this is so charming, enchanting and beautifully done!

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  6. I am amazed at this painstaking work, it is fabulous!

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  7. I brought a great friend here the other day and your village scenes were among her favourites! I happen to love everything you do, cows, dogs and villages! I just love your colour choices but also the whimsy in each one. Your creative mind is beautiful to behold! So glad you are on a roll again! You are a conduit of blessing!

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  8. Thank you Suzanne, Padmaja and Crissy for stopping by. I am so very grateful for your encouragement. I am going to paint today. yahoo!

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  9. Ross...his paintings are charming : )

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  10. Thank you Sadeu. So nice to meet you.

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