Wednesday, 21 May 2014

landscapes and flowers; WOYWW

This week I haven't had much on my workbench as I have been working
on a new canvas. Since last week I have been filling the foreground with a carpet of wildflowers.

Last week it looked like this, the house is, as you can see from the top photograph gone.!
I couldn't get it to work and in the end gave it a wash of gesso to get rid of it. I think I need a break from the painting to see what I need to add to the distance. It needs something but I am not sure what.

I have been using flakes of this lovely copper leaf to add little pieces of shimmer.
It looks beautiful in the sunlight.

Apart from that the only new thing on my desk is my sketchbook.

I have been quickly sketching wild flowers to help with my canvas foreground.
the flowers I collage are fairly abstract but I like to look at how they are formed and use my sketchbook to work out ideas for my collage paintings.

For those visiting from WOYWW here is the finished mermaid box I was working on last week. check out Sundays post for details of how it was made.

Hope the sun is shining in your world.

Linking up to WOYWW


  1. This is looking good, Morag. I was sorry to see the little house go but I know what it's like when something doesn't feel right. I have a tub of those flakes a mix of lovely bronze, gold and aqua shades' You can get some lovely mixes.
    I was so pleased to receive your lovely comments. Thank you, so much.

  2. Good morning. Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting us in to peek at your creative space.
    Your painting is looking gorgeous, I can just imagine how pretty it must look with the gilding. Cool box too.
    Hope you have a good week too.
    Neil #40

  3. It's stunning Morag. Last week I couldn't see the landscape as clearly as you confidently said you could...but oh my, I love what you've done..and I have no nowledge of such things, but why does it need a distance 'thing'..don't the big stems at the front give it the perspective? Don't ask me, I'm just the admirer.

  4. I love the wistful and delicate. The mermaid box looks great.
    Be well Carole #52

  5. I just adore your work.
    Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x 41

  6. Both your works are beauuuuutiful! I especially like that coppery sheen! Patsy

  7. I enjoy visiting your blog....You are always creating something amazing! The colors in your landscape are the colors in my house! So pretty! Your sweet mermaid box is just lovely also! Have a great week!
    donna #73

  8. Such a gorgeous mermaid box and your landscape of hills and flowers is exquisite, such beauty for the eyes and full of texture, your art is alive!

  9. I so love coming here to see what you have done next, I love it, it is nothing like I was expecting, but brilliant just the same.

    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Sleepy head Yoda 26

  10. Love those little metallic flakes- you see them liberally sprinkled around my blog!
    I'm a rainbow fiber girl too!
    Thanks for the snoop around.
    Robyn 30

  11. I want that too!! I really do love your artwork and the disappearing house was a good move in my opinion. I adore the pencil sketch of the dandelions too, so gorgeous!
    HUgs, LLJ 21 xx

  12. I think the canvas is stunning, love the gorgeous colours.. Could you put a deer or a stag or some such creature in the background maybe?

  13. sorry, Helen, 8 forgot to say!

  14. I love your cow parsley, and the dandelion sketch is beautiful, too. Have a great week, Chris # 17 xx

  15. stunning canvas I love lowers your idea of adding some glimer too ..have agreta week andrea #45

  16. It is coming along beautifully, Morag. like what the coper flakes does to it. Nice touch. I enjoy peeking into your space on Wednesdays.

  17. That landscape painting is so beautiful You added just the right amount and kind of flowers to it. Love the long thin stems. In my opinion it doesn't need anything else, I would consider it done :-)


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