Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Gardener's Bicycle

I've been up since the early hours going through all the blogs on my side bar and haven't yet touched others that I visit when I'm on line!  I'm sorry if I've missed you or haven't left a message and I thank you all for continuing to visit my humble blog and leave comments.

I'm finding it's taking me longer and longer to finish a painting.  And during school term (because of teaching) I find I'm only seriously painting once a week.  Monday is my watercolour class, Tuesday to Thursday taken up with everything else, and Friday morning left for painting with the group.

As a result I found that after the last exhibition, I have very little (actually absolutely nothing that I would consider suitable) for the next exhibition which is just around the corner.  So I really have to pull my finger out and get into my little studio and do some work.

This was done in the Friday group and sold on the opening night of the last exhibition.  Bicycles will always remind me of Ramesh Jhawar who is an expert bicycle painter.  This was taken on a plein air outing at a private home - just around a corner I found this gem - the gardener's bicycle propped against the garden shed.


28 comments:

Willy. said...

I love the painting and..to hear from you again,thanks Liz.

Katherine Thomas said...

This is wonderful! I love the soft shadows and the colors you blended so beautifully. It has such a peaceful, simple spirit. Very nicely done!

CrimsonLeaves said...

So glad you found me, Liz. Did you see that I reposted Eudith's portrait too? I think you or Claire Carnell were my first two followers so I will always follow you. It also takes me a long time to finish a piece, but then it always has. Working is also the culprit for me...I just don't have any energy M through Friday and rarely on a Saturday as I find myself trying to recuperate from the work week. Plus the fibromyalgia doesn't help. Anyway, I love this one, almost a most simple composition but belied with the shadows and the bike itself, not to mention perspective!

Dean H. said...

A wonderful painting, Liz!
Finding time for painting can be extremely challenging sometimes. I wish you well.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Love that painting
Benny & Lily

hmuxo said...

Fantastic painting as always, Liz.! I love the subtle blues...and lovely shadows! Excellent! I always enjoy visiting your blog!!

Prabal said...

Beauty.. Especially love that scraf.. may be a pullover.. or whatever. How it is wrapped around that handle.. Just tells a story in a sweet way.

martinealison said...

Oh quelle belle peinture que celle-ci ! Elle est pleine de charme et de poésie. Elle me plaît vraiment.
Je comprends que vous ne puissiez pas visiter régulièrement les blogs. Souvent, nous sommes obligés de prendre du recul... et prendre des priorités.
gros bisous

AK said...

Agree with Prabal... the bicycle with the scarf has so much character.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We think you are amazing, and of course my mom wishes she could paint just like you!
We love your happy life- that you find time for a little of this and a little of that- and still paint.
You inspire us.
And we love this painting.
love
tweedles

Barbara Pask said...

I like this so much Liz, I always find paintings with bicycles very charming. I hope you can find more time to paint so you can enjoy the process and not feel pressured to produce. Great to see you back!

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

this is a fantastic painting, Liz!

Celeste Bergin said...

This painting has a ton of charm!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

wow great Work!

Anthony Duce said...

The painting is great. Good things seem to come when painting with a group. But I understand the need to paint on your own time too. Thank you for visiting recently.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Love this painting Liz!

Sue Pownall said...

Great painting Liz. How did you get the circles so round? Jealous!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your comments.

Jane said...

A really gorgeous piece of art, congrats on the sale!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Oh Liz,I love this painting and you know why...LOL! Bikes are indeed a favorite subject and you have painted this so beautifully! Thank you so much for mentioning my name. I'm so glad I could inspire with my bike paintings :) Congrats on the sale!
Best

Marty said...

this is a beautiful painting Liz! it would be so nice if you had more time to paint ! what you do is wonderful !

Mary said...

I really love this painting, Liz! I suspect it was more challenging that it appears at first look, given the pleasing angle of the street, getting the perspective right on everything else, etc. Congratulations on this and all your other sales at the exhibition. Nothing like an upcoming exhibition after you've sold a bunch of the good stuff to motivate starting some new paintings--hope you can make the time and enjoy some good progress toward your goals.

Marian Fortunati said...

I'm not at all surprised that it sold right away..
Wonderfully done!

ethan said...

Excellent work, thanks a lot for sharing this with us. You work would be suited for infusion art what do you think?

Jay said...

I agree Ethan it would look great on wall art prints, also well done on the amazing work I really enjoy it!

Arthur said...

A wonderful canvas art pictures is brilliant, thanks for sharing it!

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http://www.mohka.co.uk

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