Well, the kitchen is almost finished. The walls and ceiling painted, Sunflower yellow – sounds a bit bright doesn’t it, but the colour is more like banana – a soft yellow. Pale green blinds have been fitted which give a coolish light when they are pulled down. The overall effect though is cheerful and warm. But it is the little things that have been introduced back into the kitchen that make it more homely. For me, I think it is the pictures on the walls that are the finishing touch. Take all the pictures away and it could be anyone’s home – bland and featureless.
When I first took up watercolour painting many years ago – this was one of my first attempts. I had it framed as a souvenir of the early days. I think I copied it from a jam advert in a magazine – well, we all have to start somewhere.
There are so many flowers to choose from in the cutting patch at the moment – for the Friday flowers I picked Cosmos, Zinnia and Tithonia and Rudbeckia they were placed on the table in the living room, the blinds were down against the sun and this is how the picture turned out. I think it is stunning – if I had tried to get this effect I would probably have failed miserably.
There aren’t as many butterflies in the garden now but I managed to capture one or two (not literally, of course).
A bee on the dahlias, a poor dead one floating in the bird bath, a small white on the verbena and a painted lady on the sedum which is just opening.
It has been a glorious week weatherwise, pleasantly warm enough to work outdoors without getting too hot – oh and I found a lovely beachscape painting in a charity shop which I couldn’t resist.
I have taken one of my own pictures down and hung this in its place – I am going to see how long it is before my husband notices it – it will probably be a few weeks I expect.
‘Til next time! Have a good weekend.