Friday, 11 May 2018


Another Friday again - and it's lovely, warm and sunny - hope it lasts for the weekend :) 

I'm again linking to the  Flora and Fauna theme at AJJ   hosted by the wonderful talented  Jo from Let's Art Journal      
I have another water colour, a bit of an abstract, this time painted in the 'Hahnemühle' journal I had for Christmas and only started to use in the last couple of weeks. 

This week there was too much time spent on gardening and weeding and a stressful sorting out of my PC that has too many files (an almost 12 hour scan told me there were nearly 1 and 3/4 million items being scanned)  the joy of taking so many photos and creating digital images from my art :)
So for the next few days I'm looking forward to relaxing and playing with some new paints the postman brought yesterday - a set of 18 Turner acrylic-gouache. I didn't realise until recently there is an acrylic version of gouache so that will be interesting to try. 

As always...thank you so much for
 stopping by and for any comments.
Happy Friday
 - and I hope you have a great weekend.
Gill x


  1. I really enjoyed this beautiful watercolor, Gill. I love how the colors bleed into each other to create such adorable flowers. They actually remind me of pansies. This is a fabulous entry and I appreciate you linking to Art Journal Journey today.

    Gardening and weeding can take a lot of time and a lot out of you. But sorting and scanning files can be really, really frustrating, especially when big decisions have to be made about whether something should stay or go. I'd say you deserve a break. BTW, I've never seen gouache, let alone acrylic gouache.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful watercolour! Your flowers are just gorgeous with their happy colours and I love how you have them definition with the black - amazing 😁. The quotes are fabulous too! It sounds like you've been enjoying the sunshine, it's been so lovely of late and far to nice to be indoors 😉. Have fun with your new acrylics and thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey! Happy weekend! J 😊 x

  3. This is utterly beautiful ! I love it! So happy to see it at AJJ! Thank you for linking to us ♥♥♥Have fun with the new colours - sounds like they are very interesting! Oh you have hoarded on you PC! Lol!
    Happy weekend dear Gill!
    Hugs, Susi

  4. Absolutely gorgeous page Gill! I love those watercolour blooms!
    Enjoy your painty time this weekend,
    Alison xxx

  5. Your floral painting is wonderful, love the colours, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  6. I just adore these abstract flowers. I think the abstraction makes them more delicate.Liking the idea of them being delicate flowers. And I love the idea of you playing with new paints. I haven't seen acrylic gouache and I wonder how it is. But playing with any new paints is always a lot of fun. Enjoy. Hugs-Erika

  7. I love watercolours too and like your page. Have a great and relaxed weekend and enjoy your new paint.

  8. A wonderful quote for your beautiful water colour in your Hahnemühle journal - a gorgeous abstract beginning then turned into flowers - I like it!
    I was also working in the garden for the last days, but I think a sorting out of PC is much more stressful! And a 12 hour scan is a horror!
    Enjoy your new paints - acrylic-gouache sounds very interesting!
    Have a great weekend!
    Rike xx

  9. Oh this is really terrific, Gill. Imagine this on the wall, it would cheer one up everytime.
    I like the idea of it being an abstract but also abstract flowers, and the quote is marvellous, how true.
    How nice to have a set of these gouaches. I've seen art made from them and they seem to give a lovely smooth flat result (in the ones I've seen). I look forward to seeing what you do with them.
    Good luck with the sorting of computer files (said feelingly). Digital images and all variations can be so good and difficult (impossible?) to delete just yet.
    Have a great week with your gardening and making art.

  10. A terrific water colour piece and very inspiring for people like me with water colours still new in a box.

    We have been gardening as well and last night it rained so the new plants look ver happy today

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. I love your watercolor Gill, and the sentiment is beautiful. I look forward to hearing about your new paints after you've had a chance to try them out. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  12. Fantastic watercolor, Gill! Your colors absolutely sing! I'm looking forward to hearing more about your new paints!
    I can't stay out of the garden either. And computers? A love-hate relationship, for sure.
    Have a lovely week, Gill!!

  13. So so so gorgeous flowers Gill!! Absolutelly fantastique!!! gorgeous!!
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, hugsss, Caty

  14. A beautiful painting, Gibby. Hope you got your PC sorted - these things are so frustrating! J


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