Monday, 19 November 2012

"Lady Cyclist"

This was a fun painting which gave me lots of pleasure.  It's very different from my usual style but I really enjoyed it and it gave me a real boost. Today, in Edinburgh, the wind is howling and the rain is lashing but I'm heading upstairs to my little 'den' which I use as my studio and I am going to paint. I'm going to light some candles, put some music on and see what evolves. I wish you all a happy painting day!

22 comments:

  1. I lived for years in Pavia, a city where you go much on a bike!
    But a lady so I have not ever seen!
    That allure! And you painted a perfect watercolor, as an image and as a feeling!Happy painting!

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    1. Hi Rita ... I think when we paint, it's as as important to portray the 'feeling' as well as a decent image. I'm so pleased you see that in my work, thank you! :)

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  2. Exactamente lo que dice Rita, esta pintura es una deliciosa sensación. Me encanta. Ciao

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    1. I'm delighted you got the 'feeling' to, Ina, thank you! Many thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Ooh, that sounds like my kind of day! Curled up indoors with my tea and my art supplies. I love the bicyclist painting! It's beautifully rendered and has such a great feeling of happiness and simple joys.

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    1. Today has been quite like yesterday, Katherine. I was home alone today so I made a pan of home made soup, lit some candles and curled up on the sofa with a Christmas movie. So pleased you like my painting, thank you! :)

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  4. That sounds like the perfect thing to do, Ingrid. The weather is the same here, and I think I will stay in and paint, too.

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    1. I hope you had a successful painting day, Kathryn. I went back to a Gerbera painting I had finished but wasn't too happy with ... no happier with it now, but I had a good day never the less. I see you have a second blog, I will be stopping by for a look. Tc.. :)

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  5. Lovely little painting Ingrid.

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  6. I love the joy in this painting, it makes me happy, I also like the sound of where you paint, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day, here in Northern Ontario Canada its over cast, snowing and no wind, snowflakes falling straight down,

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    1. I did have a super day, Laurie, thank you! I do love the snow and the forecasters says we are to have snow by the end of the month. Please put a photo of 'your snow' on your blog, I'd love to see it. I love my little painting corner of the world, there is a big comfy sofa in the room and a TV for when my husband works in here. The best part is the window .. from where I sit I am lucky enough to see up a little hill to a big, south west sky, it changes by the minute. Towards sunset I sit here in awe of the beautiful colours. I am a great cloud watcher! Keep warm, Laurie ... good to see you! :)

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  7. This is a beautiful painting, Ingrid.
    So glad it gave you pleasure, art should do that :)

    Now, why did you send your rain down to us? Do I need a painting day? :lol:

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    1. Hahaha ... I thought the rain might help your drought, Pat! I hope by now the hose pipe ban has been lifted. So pleased you like my painting, Pat, thank you! Hope all is well with you! :)

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  8. Hi Ingrid, you certainly know how to create the right atmosphere for painting :-) Love your cyclist, very elegant and very very well done !

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    1. Hi Jane ... I always hate when the long summer evenings disappear but once we are into warm, cosy afternoons, I love it. Thank you for your very kind comments! Ciao!

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  9. So special and so beautiful. Fantastic work.
    lovely greet
    marja
    (marjascreativity)

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    1. Thank you so much, Marja ... your lovely comments inspire me! :)

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  10. Polly here. So lovely of you to follow my blog. Luv your cyclist painting. Look forward to following your work.

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  11. Hi Polly ... welcome to my blog! You took some finding but I kept at it and I look forward to sharing our art! Thank you for your lovely comments! :)

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  12. Wow Ingrid, that room must be a very creative space. You have been producing some wonderful little watercolours recently.

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  13. Hi Ingrid.
    This painting is amazing. to draw a bike is so hard I find. The figure is also brilliant. Well done Ingrid. all the best.
    Vic.

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I'm afraid I have had to introduce word verification as I had 96 spammer posts when I returned from holiday. I hope after a short while I can try again with no word verification, I do hope you understand ... thank you Ingrid.