Wednesday, October 9, 2013

woyww - water, paint and a cannon

A photo taken late Tuesday as I splash around a bit of paint and water.  This started out as a wet on wet experiment and then I saw wisteria in the blue/purple blobs and went with the flow.  Really pleased in the end result.

Yesterday was our Labour day holiday and while out for a stroll DH stumbles across a celebration event for "Captain La Perouse, navigators and those who have died at sea".  A nicely timed pic of the cannon being fired and a storm brewing.  French sailors dressed in historical naval regalia.  It was quite impressive.

I will slowly visit woyww desks but it will happen over a few days and even the weekend.  Hope you don't mind.


  1. That wisteria painting is lovely! It's such a beautiful shrub and your picture recreates its magical quality perfectly! Thanks for sharing. Julie Ann xx #38

  2. Ohhh your Wisteria is gorgeous, Sandra. That should definitely find it's way onto the wall. I adore wisteria, but the frost has got our flowers the last two years, I shall be on guard next spring to protect them.
    Your photo looks so dramatic against that dark sky, love it.
    Hugs Lisax #65

  3. Wonderful workspace with a lot of lowers and art. Love the view and your roses in an earlyer post!

  4. Love the post title! Great photos - loving the wisteria painting!!
    Happy WOYWW and have a fun week :)
    no. 22

  5. I understand about visiting WOYWW over a few days. Great photo and love the wisteria. Not sure what number I am today OH well

  6. Oh your wisteria is just so amazing! The photo of the canon "boom" is fantastic! Well done!
    Lots of hugs,

  7. Stunning wisteria painting, and a perfect shot of the "BOOM"!

  8. Your wonderful water color painting makes me want to give it a pretty. Happy day... Carole #93

  9. Brilliant title! I was expecting quite different pictures to what you posted, lol. Love your Wisteria, that is beautiful. Have a good week, Hugs, Shaz #31 xx

  10. The wisteria painting is stunning. What a fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x #80

  11. You were utterly right to see wisteria. That is gorgeous!

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #23

  12. Lovely painting and great picture! Thank you for sharing :)
    Debbie #53

  13. The wisteria does look pretty! Catch you soon,

  14. Beautiful painting! I hope I will soon be able to do that. My husband and I begin a Water Color class tomorrow afternoon for next 5 Thursdays. Don't know what we are getting into. We spen quite a lot just on the paint and brushes. I didn't know there was so much to it. I was thinking watercolor like I do with little tiny brushes with inks on my cards. So we shall see.! LOL
    Thanks for the peek. Happy WOYWW
    Sharon # 110

  15. Hi Sandra,
    I just love your water colour! I just love wisteria. I've finally made my way back from the desert and am looking forward to playing in my new workspace.

    Alessandra #88

  16. Your painting is amazing, love the wisteria. Looks like a great day for the cannons to be fired and the re-enactment, I love these sort of displays. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 3

  17. Wow....I really love your latest painting. I have a gorgeous wisteria plant here that we will have to be leaving behind us when we move :-(
    A x # 46

  18. Hi Sandra De
    I am loving your painting it is so pretty is it all done using watercolours? Your DH got a great photo a case of right place at the right time
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a great week
    Ria #50

  19. Gorgeous the wisteria that you "saw". Brigita #103

  20. You have discovered your Inner Monet, I think!! That wisteria is fab, exactly the right colour and shape - it's beautiful :-)
    I love stuff like that cannon comes with having a historical weapons mad son! There is a wonderful museum near Portsmouth which is full of old artillery which they fire regularly. Ear plugs are a necessity!!
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

  21. I love your wisteria painting, the colours are so soft and perfect. The cannon is really cool too, you've gotta love a good bang.
    Have a great week,
    Von #55

  22. Beautiful wisteria painting, the second your photo loaded I recognized the flower, even if you didn't intentionally set out to create it! Interesting post! Wisterias and cannons!

    Brenda 1

  23. What a great experiment! I love the wisteria.

    The photo couldn't be timed any better!

    I know what you mean about taking time to get around to visit - here it is Friday already.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (19)

  24. Oh so pretty, running late have been helping hubby with moving equipment during harvest weather has been so nice and don't want to get caught out there when it changes. I did pop around to some previous post and love the colors you have been using. and Pretty little boxes too. Have a great weekend, don't think I'll be back til normal til snow flies!!!

  25. Gorgeous water colour.....the wisteria is so beautiful. Have a lovely week
    Hugs Ann (95) xx