Tuesday, February 17, 2015

woyww - fruit and vege theme continue

A busy week with work and family commitments.  But I do have a couple of pics of the summer fruits I have been painting. Firstly the nectarines from my last post.
Mangoes growing in our back garden.  We have fourteen on our little tree DH is very proud of his crop.
Solo mango brought inside ready for the chop. Finally a bunch of spanish onions which I bought because they still had their stems and I thought they would look pretty in watercolours.
Pleased with how they have turned out.  Finding myself abandoning attempts at painting landscapes and now sticking with solid objects.   DH tells me it just reflects my country/farm upbringing and he is probably right as my next subject will be beady eyed chickens.  Which always bring a smile to my face.

Have a lovely woyww.

32 comments:

  1. Hi Sandra,
    The fruit and veg are looking good, especially the nectarines with their shadows. But I hope you don't give up the landscapes, or streetscapes (like the Vietnam ones), because they are really lovely too!
    I might do a post later, not sure. Awfully busy :( but lunch in March would be great. Any Wednesday should be OK? Let me know what suits you :)

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  2. Painting Fruit can be so relaxing and love how your turned out and it's so nice that you have mango's growing in your backyard
    hugs Nikki no # yet
    My Desk +Rak

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  3. Your paintings are great . They would look good framed & in a kitchen or dinning room. Happy woyww Jill #11

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  4. Fabulous paintings! Have a wonderful week, hope you find time for more painting. Helen #6

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  5. Oh how I would love to eat a Mango, I am highly allergic to them, such a pity really as I could just about have an intensive care visit for a week to eat one. Excellent watercolours especially love the Spanish onions.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #2

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  6. Oh thanks for the visit, copy it if you want, just credit back.

    Hugs Eliza

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  7. Love your paintings. You do beautiful work with your paints. Just not a talent I have. I'd love to have fresh fruit so close at hand. Enjoy WOYWW and have a lovely week

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  8. Lovely paintings and how fab to be growing mangoes! You can make a lovely filling for pancakes with them, add apple, melted toffees, sultanas, butter and brown sugar, heat all in a pan and stop counting the calories for a while! YUM
    Hugs
    Lynda B 18

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  9. You are very talented. Glad you showed us your paintings
    Lynn // 23

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  10. I haven't got my usual day with the twins today as it's half term hols here but I'm off for a fun few hours with all 5 of my Grandies at Amy's later so am catching up with my fav blogs before I go. :-)
    Your painting is really brilliant. You certainly have found a subject that suits your talent.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 22

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  11. Your paintings are beautiful, Sandra - well done. Glad you managed to get the nectarines done to your satisfaction. Imagine mangoes growing in the garden! Wouldn't do it here...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

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  12. Really looking forward to the chickens but in the meantime am happy with the fruit and veg. They really do have a sheen on them, great painting to capture a shine so well.
    Hugs, Neet 26 xx

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  13. What a gorgeous breath of sunshine your blog is today, Sandra. Wow, having mangos in your garden, that is real luxury, I'm very envious. Your paintings as always are beautiful. So fresh. I look forward to the chickens!!!
    Hope you don't have too stressful a week.
    Hugs Lisax #41

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  14. You're getting really good at this, Sandra! I love all fruit & veg paintings! I especially like the scripted borders around them! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #25

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  15. Love those leaves on the mangoes, And the fruit look yummy... I'm going to have to keep an eye on the shelves at the grocery, though they won't look as pretty as yours for sure!
    Kristiina #10

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  16. Those paintings look delicious. I really like the small line boarder with the little words around them. A very cool detail! I am looking forward to the chickens next week..LOVE chickens :) Shel-PaperOctilloStudio #42

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  17. Nothing wrong with a bit of fruit and veg - DH has every right to be proud of the mangoes .... I'm not jealous - much!
    Look forward to your chicken pictures
    Have a good week
    Christine
    Bishopsmate #48

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  18. Happy WOYWW. I am loving your bright and cheery paintings. Really makes me think of summer, which will eventually arrive in the UK! Ali x #43

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  19. Brilliant paintings - lovely and fresh.
    Thanks for sharing & happy WOYWW!
    Catherine aka catiecuddles
    #53

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  20. What a lovely and bright blog post on a dreary winter's day! Your yummy fruit paintings have made my day!
    Thank you for stopping by earlier,
    God bless,
    Lisca#24

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  21. Beautiful, and now I have to go make a fruit salad!
    robyn 17

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  22. Mangos in the garden. Oh lucky you! Where do you live? Your fruit paintings are truly mouth watering! They are beautiful!
    Thank you for your earlier visit
    Hugs
    Gabriele 19

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  23. I have just brought a couple of mangoes ... I love them .... They don't grow over here, yours look good enough to eat ..... YUm yum
    Janet @12

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  24. Love your painting. Saw on prev post you too dream of white spaces with everything in its place. I have that for about an hour after I tidy up between project.Oh well, it's good to dream.hehe.

    Judy x

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  25. Love your painting. Saw on prev post you too dream of white spaces with everything in its place. I have that for about an hour after I tidy up between project.Oh well, it's good to dream.hehe.

    Judy x

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  26. Love your painting. Saw on prev post you too dream of white spaces with everything in its place. I have that for about an hour after I tidy up between project.Oh well, it's good to dream.hehe.

    Judy x

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  27. Your fruit looks so luscious and juicy. I love the colours. You are so lucky having a mango tree in your yard, yum. I can't wait to see your painting of chooks, I love them they are such characters.
    Have a great week,
    Von #5

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  28. Oh, such beautiful work - your paintings are exquisite and I LOVE the mangoes, they would look so perfect on a kitchen wall - they look mouth-wateringly delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my desk earlier - I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #63

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  29. Hey! Your painting is coming along quite nicely indeed. Those mangoes look so fresh and juicy. I could take a bite! Thanks for the visit earlier. I am definitely feeling better but haven't my energy back yet. Judy #57

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  30. Oooh what gorgeous paintings, Sandra. They all look good enough to eat! Thank you for your sweet comment. Things are very bad here at the moment and I barely coping. All that is happening is being laid on top of my existing M.E. which already has me at low par, and I am finding Mum's selfish behaviour incomprehensible and so stressful. This time next week I will be in theatre and I'm terrified...

    Shoshi #69

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  31. Ah Sandra, lovely work very clever, enjoy them all great crop for hubby he should be proud!!!
    I think it's all groundwork, re your current theme in painting...my dad who has painter has taken years to do portraits happily and other type of mediums.. It is all what you are comfortable and observant in too... Time limiting means you don't have more hours to do a landscape..
    Lovely work,
    Shaz in Oz.x #38 perhaps.
    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  32. ooh will be popping back to see the beady eyed chicken paintings, love chickens :-)

    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    Kyla #13

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