Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Kingston Mill watercolour.....


Another local painting of where we live. This is a watercolour of Kingston Mill in Bradford on Avon, which used to be one of the old woollen mills the town is famous for. It has now been converted into lots of retirement flats for people with muchos moolah. My stepdad and fellow firecrew cohorts managed to completely flood out the entire building many moons ago, on an exercise. They did it in style too, as all local visiting dignitaries of note were invited to watch the firemens' expertise in an emergency!!!! One little tap turned the wrong way caused thousands of pounds worth of damage, and lots of embarrassment! Well, if your going to do something...do it big!
I found this much easier going today- it can take me a 'go' to adjust between all the different media I use. My brain felt more in tune with my hand this time! Glory!

4 comments:

WILSONART said...

Great story.
Another fabulous building.Love seeing your world through your paintings.
It's great balance in the work,,,,how the color of the taller tree on the right balances with the sky, and the smaller blue-ish tree on the left.
I can see lots of thinking went into this one too.

Norma Pugh said...

You never cease to amaze us. What a beautiful painting - love the colouring. Your talents are going from strength to strength. Love you. Mems and Peps

Serena said...

Babs, you're lovely- I hope people tell you that often! Something seems to have clicked with my focusing recently, and I spend longer concentrating on what I should be doing, and not what's out the window!!

Serena said...

Dear Mems and Peps, love you too. Your endless encouragement and thoughtful feedback have played no small part in any progress I show. Thank you, thank you, thank you- you wonderful, positive people! xxx