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Something a little different

Afew days ago, I viewed a blog which showed a young persons painting. Following my comments on the blog, it was suggested I show some of my paintings.
That is the reason I titled this blog; Not for the purists because whilst these are photograph, they are in fact photos of paintings. Please, if you wish, take a look and feel free to comment. Thet are either Acrylic or Watercolour paintings. Jean

Tiger painted in watercolour.

Watercolour archway with steps leading to; anywhere your imagination takes you. A copy of the original below.

This one was painted in acrylic for my sister.

A watercolour which was my interpretation of a picture I had seen in a magazine.

Black and white version.

I had wanted to photograph puffins for as long as I could remember. However there Aberdeen is not a place to see them so I painted one instead. This is a watercolour and metalic work.

This is the watercolour that prompted this blog.

Another watercolour painted as a christmas present for a friend a couple of years ago.

Acrylic picture from my imagination for a friend who has yet still to hang it in his flat.

I used to work as a care in mental health. Due to my interest in art I tried to get them involved. However I ended up doing the painting for them as they requested pictures painted on their coffee tables.

My then manager, asked me to paint pictures on some of the other tables in the home. Happy to oblige

I did two tables in the TV lounge, this one and one with yellow roses on.

One of my favorites. A firend I worked with collarded this one.

A very special lady in the home was a great tea drinker, so it was no surprise when she asked me to paint this on her table.

The watercolour on the left was one of my very first paintings. The other was painted many years later.

This picture was claimed by my sister who had it framed. The camera flash appeared right in the exact place of the reflection in the picture.

A quartet of early watercolours.

This was an acrylic picture of a woodland scene. I later cut out and stuck on various woodland creatures and items, including, a deer, toadstools, fairies rabbits, etc. Made for quite an enchanting finished picture. Sadly not easerly seen here.

A quartet of acrylics. The two on the right where taken to Canada by a friend.

I later tried my had a painting mountains and animals. Rather proud of my lion (sin) LOL.

An imaginary landscape in acrylic.

An unfinished acrylic.

My first attempt at potrait painting. My friend declined it saying he looked to young in it. Can you imagine us girls saying that. I don't think so.

The Majorca picture enlarged.

Finally, the one picture I won't let go of. Probably because it took me several weeks to paint.
Almost all of my paintings have been given away, but not this one.
I hope you have enjoyed a look around my personal art gallery. Thanks for stopping by.

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Date Fri, 05/08/2011 - 17:24

The black and white painting of the  of the cleft in the rocks demonstartes a point I was trying to make to someone in an earlier blog about the importance of tone in B&W photography.  I hope they see your blog.

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Date Fri, 05/08/2011 - 18:46

I wonder what young person that was lol Wink x

These are fabulous Jean x I really enjoyed viewing your blog all of them are great. Really liked the lion.

Thanks for putting them on Smile

Jenny xx

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Date Fri, 05/08/2011 - 19:07

Cheers Jenny, glad you enjoyed.


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Date Fri, 05/08/2011 - 20:38

Jean these are brilliant, I am so glad you have chosen to show them and I hope lots of people take a look.  I love the ones your sister has, I would have wanted them as well. They remind me of when I was in Africa. That very first Tiger one is fabulous, there is just something about it. They are all great.

Well done and thanks for showing what a talent you have. Pam

Painting is something I would love to be able to do, must be so relaxing. One day, perhaps, when I get fed up with sitting on an areoplane Wink

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Date Fri, 05/08/2011 - 20:44

Cheers Pam. I got started after watch a guy on telly called Bob Ross. I was always good at art at school but Bob Ross could encourage anyone to paint. He was a fabulous guy, sadly no longer with us.  Thank you for your kind comments.

Just think, I can, therefore I will. Smile. All the best and lovely to here from you.

Jean x

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Date Sat, 06/08/2011 - 00:19

A great blog you have quite a talent .I really enjoyed looking at all your paintings.Thankyou for posting them.


Have fun, it shows in your photography.

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Date Sat, 06/08/2011 - 07:49

Hi Jean, I enjoyed looking at your paintings, you have a certain style, and there is something really fascinating about them, I loved them all. My father in law was a Bob Ross fan, sadly he can no longer paint after a stroke, I've done a bit of painting myself, but not lately, the computer takes up a lot of my spare time but after seeing this I must give painting another go. Thanks for going to the trouble of uploading this blog.




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Date Sat, 06/08/2011 - 09:29

Thank you Kathleen and Dee for your lovely comments. I appreciate that very much. I know what you mean about the computer getting in the way Dee. It's a shame more people don't blog there other interest apart from the obvious, photography.

Thanks again ladies.

Jean :)  Smile

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Date Sun, 07/08/2011 - 12:49

is there no end to your talents great blogs great photography and then you bring out your art work. And you as always make your blogs interesting all in all another enjoyable blog.

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Date Thu, 11/08/2011 - 20:26

Why thankyou very much Archie. Happy to spread a little joy. Smile


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Date Mon, 08/08/2011 - 12:28

An unusual and fascinating blog Jean. You certainly are a talented lady Smile

How privileged are we to have you in Fujiland eh ? Seriously though, some wonderful work and the one of the tiger is just stunning.

Fab ! Thank you so much for sharing your art with us.

Alison xx

Give a stranger one of your smiles, it might be the only sunshine he see's all day.

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Date Sun, 28/08/2011 - 21:12

I really loved both your tiger and elephant paintings,Jean.  Thanks for your comments on my blog about Wrest Park- I also enjoyed your" lesson in photography" blog.  Funnily enough , I had your skills in craft in mind when I took my photos yesterday,but I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't do the crafts on display full justice.  ..


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Date Wed, 28/09/2011 - 06:52

You are definitely multi talented Jean.



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Date Mon, 03/10/2011 - 22:24

Hello Jean. I am truly impressed. You are indeed an artist. Looking at all, I feel your, strength is in water colour, which is the most difficult among all. The "tiger" is not an easy accomplishment. You will just have to shift from all these, using your strong foundation, pick up Chinese painting, and you will be on the road to stardom. Such a painting, bamboo for example, with your skills, can sometimes take only 3 minutes, and are all one stroke paintings. No touch ups.

I have been advised to keep my lines short...ha ha...but some of your pictures do paint a thousand words.WELL DONE JEAN. Go to You Tube, and check it out....Bamboo painting will never stop after that.


Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 



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Date Tue, 11/10/2011 - 22:23

Thanks for sharing this. Like others have said it is nice to see what members get up to other than photography. A big well done must certainly be given to your first portrait, I have yet to sucessfully finish a portrait and be happy with it. My self I tend to stick to pencil sketches due to the fact it is quick get out and put away with being in a hectic household. A big well done.

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