As you can see from my photo above and the title of the post, this is going to be all about my love of pretty cottages! I took this one above of Rose Cottage at Cockington Village near Torquay, I love the thatched porch don't you?
Here's another from the same area, with a gorgeous garden too...
I can feel my heart beating faster just looking at the little leaded windows and the beautiful old stonework!
If you've been to St Ives then you might recognise Norway House. (above) How sweet is that fenced garden with the tall hollyhocks?!
Helford Village in Cornwall is such an idyllic place with thatched cottages nestled around the creek. It's the same area where the novel 'Frenchman's Creek' by Daphne du Maurier is written. I took this photo while on holiday in Cornwall last summer and I was reading that novel at the time so it made it even more enjoyable for me to see.
So now that I've shown you some things that catch my eye when I'm out and about, you'll easily be able to see where the inspiraton for this new painting came from.
I call it 'On a Distant Hill' and it's mixed media on canvas and measures 16 x 12 x 1½ inches.
I've painted it on deep sided canvas. The photo above shows you the texture of the pink flowers too.
I've listed it on Etsy, please click here if you'd like to see more details about it. :)
I enjoyed painting the little house so I decided to make another painting, this one with a cottage by the sea.
I had a lot of fun with the colours. :)
This one has already sold (thankyou! ♥) but I'm hoping to make some more cottage paintings after the Easter Holidays.
Enjoy your weekend and I hope to see you soon. xx