Friday, 12 May 2017

Paint Party Friday - Daisies

I seem to be getting into a habit of posting late on Paint Party Friday. I didn't have anything prepared, so I had to do a painting this morning. The weather has been so good this week that I spent most of my time in the garden, lounging about, reading a fantastic book, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. 

I don't usually recommend books, as everyone has their own taste, but I would encourage anyone who has an interest in reading to pick up a copy of this novel. 

It's set in 1893, and the main character is Cora Seaborne. When her husband dies, freeing her from an abusive marriage, Cora, her son and her friend Martha move to the countryside.  It isn't long before Cora hears rumours about  the mysterious 'Essex Serpent.' 

She sets off in pursuit of the creature and along the way she meets the local minister, William Ransome. Cora believes that science has the answers she is looking for, while Ransome is a man of deep faith. They disagree on everything, but in spite of this the pair find themselves drawn to each other in ways neither of them imagined. 
 
I don't want to give too much of the plot away, so I wont say any more. But I do recommend getting a copy of this enthralling book. It's one of the best reads I've had in a long time. 

Anyway, here's my effort for PPF this week. Again, I've stuck to my roots, watercolour.

I hope you like it, and have a great weekend. 




This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

   

42 comments:

  1. Fabulous water colour painting, and the book sounds good. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie-Jael, for commenting. Glad you like my piece.

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  2. John, that book sounds very interesting to me! I love stories that are taking place in the 1800's! I will definitely check this one out...thank you!
    Now...for that gorgeous watercolor painting of yours - I Love It!!! Wonderful piece of art!!!
    Happy PPF to you John~

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    1. Hi, Jan. Thank you for commenting. The book is super. Glad you like my painting, too.

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  3. I love your piece! Thanks for the book recommendation, I will definitely keep this one in mind.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Christine. Very much appreciated.

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  4. I love your daisies. Daisies are my fav flower anyway and you did a beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you, Latane. Daisies are my favourite, too.

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  5. I do love your beautiful daisies. They look so natural, really well done.
    Thanks for a book recommendation. Interesting for sure.
    Happy weekend ♥

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  6. Aquarelle sind immer richtig.
    Und deine Gänseblümchen sind zauberhaft.
    Danke für deinen Besuch bei mir:-)
    ♥liche Grüße

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    1. Thank you, Jutta.K, for commenting. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

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  7. Beautiful! Your background color is perfect to make them jump off the page. Happy PPF

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    1. Hi, Susan. Thank you for commenting. I think blue makes a great background for this type of painting.

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  8. Your watercolor margaritas are beautiful. Sarah Perry is a new writer to me - thank you for the tip.

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    1. Thank you, riitta k. Your kind words are most welcome.

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  9. Such an elegant watercolor and so much beauty in its simplicity ~ thanks,

    Happy Friday ~ ^_^

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    1. Hi, Carol. Glad you like my painting, and thank you for visiting and commenting.

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  10. Fresh and pretty! I was in the garden too, that is from time to time more relaxing and important, than digital things... The book will aivable in German trans. at september 29th, have it on my wishlist now.
    Enjoy your offline time, finally the bad cold seems over

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    1. Hi, Mascha. Thank you for commenting and glad you like my painting. It is good to spend a little time relaxing and the garden is the perfect place when the sun is out. I'm sure you will enjoy the book.

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  11. Love your daisies....I will take a leaf out of your book pardon the pun and go lounge in the garden
    Happy PPF

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    1. Thank you, Emma, for commenting. Glad you like my daisies. The garden is a great place to spend a few hours.

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  12. The book sounds like something I'd like so I'm making a note of the title and author. I love the daisies. They are so beautiful with the blue background.

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    1. Hi, Faye. Thank you for commenting; your kind words are much appreciated. I'm sure you'd enjoy the book.

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  13. Luv your daisies art and I am currently reading 'Magnolia'by Diana Palmer

    Happy PPF

    Much love...

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    1. Thank you, gillena, for you comment. Pleased you like my art.

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  14. Gorgeous flowers - as the bacground! And this you made in the morning - voila!
    I'm also late with my post, as always :)
    The book sounds interesting..

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    1. Hi, Viola. Thank you for visiting and for commenting. When I'm in the 'zone' I can get through a painting quite quickly.

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  15. Your painting is lovely and full of spring.

    That book does sound wonderful. I just ordered it from my library.

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    1. Thank you, Tammie Lee, for appreciating my art. I'm sure you'll enjoy reading it; I was hooked from the first sentence.

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  16. I love how you painted the flowers by painting the negative space. Beautifully done! Thanks for the book-tip! I love reading, so I'm always happy with recommendations :-)

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    1. Hi, denthe. Thank you for commenting. People often forget just how important the negative space is. Glad you enjoyed my post.

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  17. Gorgeous daisies, and thanks for sharing the book!! I'm going to recommend it to my best friend as she is always looking for an amazing read!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hi, Giggles. Thank you for commenting. Your kind words mean so much.

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  18. Free and breezy style, love your daisies!

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    1. Thank you, peggy gatto, for your kind comment.

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  19. Beautiful daisies! Very effective!

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    1. Hi, June, and thank you for commenting. Very much appreciated.

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  20. Your watercolor daisies are beautiful! And thanks for the book recommendation. I also like to read and probably should spend more time reading and a little less time on the internet. (excluding PPF of course!)

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    1. Hi, Laney. Thank you for taking the time to comment and for your kind words. It's hard to get away from the internet at times. It sort of sucks you in.

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  21. The book actually sound like one I would like. I will look for it at the library. Also for getting this painting ready for PPF it is amazing.

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    1. Hi, Nicole. Thank you for commenting. The novel is wonderful, and I'm so pleased you like my painting.

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