Thursday, 22 May 2014

Art Class Week 11 & Roses in the Garden.

I continued working on 'Sophie' at art group today and think I am making reasonable progress.

This painting is to be a gift for my Mum and Dad, so I hope it will be good enough that they will like it.

Meanwhile my little wooden doll 'Hitty Madge' has been working on her own art ;-)

These are some of the paintings she has produced so far.

'Out of Dawn'

'The Jetty'

'Over the Serpentine'

Not bad for a wooden doll eh?

Sometimes a little bit of madness is needed to cope with continual daily pain, especially as it has been spectacularly bad today.

We had a spectacular short lasting storm this afternoon, the wind blew, the rain poured down and the thunder and lightening clashed. A little while later the sun is out again!

This rose 'Happy Birthday' hasn't flowered for years.  My MIL told me it was because a 'sucker' was growing up and to cut it off....fortunately I ignored her well meaning advice and it has an abundance of buds on it this year and is starting to look glorious.

Designer Sunset is about to bloom.

Brother Cadfael is another lovely rose with a gorgeous fragrance

This gorgeous fragrant rose 'Korresia'  is one of my favourites.  

Purple Tiger is looking good.

My first ever iris is flowering as well!  

'Iris Nibelungen'


  1. Sophie is coming along wonderfully ... I can't wait to see the final result.

    1. It is starting to get a bit nerve racking much is too much, how will I know when I have finished?! Lol

    2. I don't think it needs too much more ... probably just a bit of shadow and shading on the background to settle her into her surroundings ... it's ALWAYS hard to know when to stop ... Good Luck :0)

  2. Lorraine, I have been so enjoying Madge's artwork. It's a great idea.

    Understand about the pain--I've been in a terrible funk with it but bought an exercise bike to try and help. You do what you can, and you still do a a lot. Loved the Hitty visit on your other blog.

    1. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment - I have been admiring the way you have been tackling things as well, just not been too good at leaving comments myself. Good luck with the exercise bike!


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