Monday, 9 May 2011

Back to the Drawing Board

I've just finished a painting and it wasn't until I'd scanned it that I realised I'd not painted the trunk in front of the tree as I'd intended! The trouble with watercolour is that once it's there, it's there.
Now my dilemma is do I let it go as it is, or do I start again?
While I get out another piece of paper and start a new painting, let me show you the lovely place I was yesterday.

My brother lives close to the white horse area so a visit to Uffington with him led to a beautiful (but windy!) walk over the stunning hilltops.

Right then..
back to the drawing board for me!

Once I started I didn't feel like painting the same one again. I chose a lion instead and the rest followed!
(click to see bigger)


rachel awes said...

those hills have
swept my heart
right up!!!
& your elephant
is as sweet
as can be.

Dyche Designs said...

I used to live in Wantage which is also close to the White Horse, your pics brought back lots of childhood memories. I think the painting looks great, I say leave it as is. :0)

Heather said...

beautiful photos! I like the painting as's a cute character, too

joanne May said...

Hi Jessie,
I say keep the lovely painting as it is!
I think the sweet elephant looks very fine. ;-)

Those views of rolling hills are spectacular. Wonderful large photos too!
It looks like a great place to go for windy walks. :-)
Have a good week,
Jo. x

WrightStuff said...

Oh I feel for you. To us, it looks fine... but when you had a plan... Just remember though that this one is just as good as the next one will be - but for different reasons!

Robin Larkspur said...

The ancient rolling hills are breath-taking!! Such spirit there must be there. I like the elephant painting as is, but you must do what you must do!!!

Jessie said...

Oh thankyou sweet comments! These hills were truly lovely and I think I shall keep the painting as it is thanks to your very kind words. :)

Malin said...

Your paintings are so lovely! I feel so happy when I see them!

Shayla said...

I wish I lived in a place similar to your photos. It is so magical looking. I LOVE LOVE looooove your artwork!!



Kerri said...

i love the elephant painting and the trunk location seems great to me!

krisztina maros said...

your spotted elephant is just lovely!

I love these photos too - it feels like you could fly... that's so beautiful place!

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Jessie ! Thanks for the visit today ! It is nice to meet you.
I am loving your whimiscal creatures and those bright colors are lovely.
And thank you for sharing that gorgeous green scenery with us. Wow....
Happy Wednesday !

Evangelina Prieto said...

Wow, what a beautiful! I love them, so delicated.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Jessie you are is si super uplotfing..i love yrou elephant..and this one is just as beautiful the color-rush i feel..very wonderful!
oooh..your brother is so lucky to live near all that amazing energy and sacred ground!
Have a happy wkd ahead!