Friday, 15 July 2011

Opportunity Knocks

Sitting in my room last weekend down in Norfolk having spent a hard day at the Norfolk Painting School I felt the need to relax a little or have a lie down and risk staying there till the next morning. I decided that a little watercolour work might keep me awake and get me in the mood to head out for an evening meal.

In the lounge of the digs I had spotted an interesting piece of porcelain and set it up on a table with a small vase of flowers. My palette box was sitting in front of the objects and demanded to be part of the composition so I stuck a brush in there as well. The effort did the trick and I was ready to eat once it was complete.

Susie's Pot - Watercolour on Not paper 14" x 11"

7 comments:

Maggie Latham said...

Mick, I like this, it's very soft and clean. Sounds like you had a great time at the painting school.

Mick Carney said...

Maggie - Thanks for your interest and encouragement. Yes I did have a great in Norfolk. I'm really sorry we won't be seeing you around the blogosphere in the immediate future.

Caroline said...

Hi Mick great to see your latest still life watercolour painting. It is a real gem you do these still life paintings so perfectly. I hope you are feeling more relaxed and really to paint again soon.

Mick Carney said...

Caroline - Thanks again for all your encouragement. I'm getting back into the groove again just in time for the holiday season to get in the way, but there will be a small watercolour box in the luggage.

Dan Corey said...

Love the paint box! The rest of the painting frames it nicely! Your consistent observation is paying you back now.

Mick Carney said...

Dan - Cheers. That paintbox is one of my favourite bits of kit. It's a hand made job by a guy called Craig Young and it fits into the pocket. Thanks for our help and kindness.

rob ijbema said...

i love the adition of the watercolorboxvery nice touch
your monet copies are wonderfull!