Thursday, 1 August 2013

Hot to Trot!

The weather's been so hot I haven't felt able to paint lately. I have however played with a watercolour painting on Photoshop that I made recently. Sitting in the coolest room in the house with my laptop seems easier somehow! I'd quite like to be one of those girls by the beach with an enormous ice-cream cone wouldn't you? :)
These are the beach huts on a beach in Devon called Broadsands. I love how each one is a different colour and when I see one of the doors open, I try to sneak a look inside to see how people decorate the interior. Sometimes they're like little houses in their own right!

The word for Illustration Friday this week is 'Jungle' so you'll have to forgive me for posting this one I'd already made as a commission. It's as hot as a Jungle today, easily!


Hirondelle said...

Like your elephant! Same jungle-temperature here! :-)

Giggles said...

Love the girls and the elephant... it's hot here too!! Throw a thin wet towel around your neck and call it a day!!

Hugs Giggles

Veronique said...

Fun composition with Photoshop!

Alexandra said...

Jess, this is so cute!! And I love your purple elephant. :)

Merlesworld said...

They are indeed hot to trot.

Chris said...

Hi Jess, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

rossichka said...

Hello! Your jungle drawing is wonderful - so colourful and full of energy! I'd love to see more paintings on an African theme!:)
Oh, yes, I'm also trying to escape in the coolest room of the apartment. And the pleasure is full if I'm with my laptop and a cup of coffee! And if there's silence around at least for a half an hour!!!... It can be a punishment sometimes, living in a block, you know...:(

Uuna said...

This is very happy jungle and elephant, too. It likes warm and later it goes to little lake to lay.
Beautiful flowers and trees.

All good for Your artexhibition :-)

Tammie Lee said...

your elephant is adorable
love your girls at the beach too

we have had a hot summer as well, until yesterday that is
it poured rain all night
and steadily comes down today as well
the earth sure needed a good drink

wishing you a cool breeze

Kyra Wilson said...

OK, I love that you're playing with photoshop and your girls! LOL

Martina said...

This is fun Jess - your girls look perfect in front of the beach huts! Oh, the beach - that would be the nicest thing now ... Have a super weekend!

Ginny said...

I love seeing your girls in front of the huts. I too would love to look inside to see how they are decorated.

Your elephant is wonderful. The illustration is so bright and happy as is all of your work.

Hope things cool down soon.

Victoria said... beautiful...very inspiring.magical...colorful energy....your art always uplifts the soul and sparks the spirit! Hope you are having a fabulous summer too!
I also am eyeing the post below..looks super gorgeous..I will check that out...dazzling art!
Missing you kindred...and wishing you blessings and sparkles..
Thanks for adding a bright spot to my evening!\HUgs

Connie said...

I love your ladies in a row.
So cute!
Have a lovely day . . . stay cool.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cameron said...

You get points for keeping creative in the heat....I always feel so drained when it's hot.

Love that little elephant! So cute :)