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Saturday, September 30, 2006

A Step Up
Watercolour pencils on watercolour paper
4.5" x 6.5"(11.2 x 16.5 cms) approx.
Price : $100

SOLD / SWAPPED : 1 Oct 2006 : Thank you Andrew Henderson

Being a 'colourist' means my paintings are usually of the cheerful variety. Some time ago I found a photograph in a gardening book with flowers bursting out of an old boot - I thought it was great and thoroughly enjoyed doing this loose pencil drawing in its honour. I chose to position the boot at a bit of a jaunty angle to give it a sense of movement - something which is very important to me in painting. Movement gives it life.

I added a bit of water to the watercolour pencil marks but not enough to entirely wash away the textured feel - I like it grainy.

It's a lovely, rainy, nippy day here in Connemara in Ireland - I love autumn for more than its rusty colours ..... for me it means that winter is just around the corner, and I live for winter! Cosy turf fires, hot scones (made by my husband, Alan), hot chocolate and the promise of snow. (Being South African-born I am pretty snow-deprived). So far in my life I've only ever had one white Christmas.

Anyway, if you would like to purchase 'A Step Up' (which could also arrive on your doorstep already double-matted {double-mounted} in white if you like) please email me and we can discuss either PayPal or WorldPay.

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