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Bluebell Flowers + New Painting

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Bluebell flowers are a firm favourite of mine and I always look forward to this time of year as they begin to emerge.

There's a bluebell wood that I pass on the school run each day and the Sunday before last (with our new puppy, Guy), we were there to witness the first bluebell flowers coming through for this season - what a delight!

Bluebell flowers walk

It's perhaps no surprise, that I was again inspired this year to paint bluebell flowers.  With this new piece (see below), I've painted a 'carpet' of bluebell flowers using mainly watercolour and a little acrylic.  By the way, if you're interested in my painting, you can read/see more about it here. bluebell flowers original painting

Apparently, the bluebell has been discovered as far back as the bronze age and has been used for various purposes, some bizarre.

I know you aren't supposed to pick them but hadn't appreciated why - after looking at a factsheet produced by the Woodland Trust, I see that bees bite a little hole in the bottom of the bell making it unnecessary to pollinate the flower.  Interesting what you find out about flora and fauna that's been a part of your life and memories for so long.   The factsheet has some really interesting trivia contained within.

Bluebell flowers original painting

I read the other day how crowds (in the UK) had crumpled swathes of bluebell flowers and that the National Trust were having to charge people to view the bluebells in order to protect them.

Bluebell flowers original painting

As a little extra, I shared this video on Instagram - it shows me painting in some leaves to the trees for extra detail.

So, I do hope you like this new painting and that you manage to take a look at some bluebell flowers if you have any flowering nearby.

 

 

 

 

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Sale ART 7-9pm Tues, 17th June

Jane's Virtual Art Market Sale

My first LIVE online artwork sale!

I will be hosting this live sale event tomorrow evening via my Facebook Page (UK time) at 7pm-9pm (Tuesday, 17th June).  You are ALL invited to join me and as you drink a glass of wine or cup of tea, you can enjoy browsing through some of my original artworks that are for sale.  Most pieces are about 30+% off!  The prices are valid only whilst the sale is live though - just for TWO hours!  This is a really great opportunity for purchasing some one of a kind, signed original artwork for your home or as a present for a loved one.

Below are the paintings that will be available via my etsy shop: artwork online saleBelow are the prices and other details in connection with this live worldwide online artwork sale!

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I do hope you will join me...

 

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A little update from the easel

Hello Dearest

In amongst dodging rain, wind and hail, I'm really enjoying creating various pieces at the moment.  Above, is my first attempt at digital painting via hand and I'm offering this gorgeous piece via my Etsy shop.  What fun!

I've also been really enamoured with watercolour and have made a few new ones to replaces originals that have now sold.  Here's my latest which was inspired by my Granny's love of patchwork quilts and my happy memories of them.  This is also available via my Etsy shop.

This cute owl painting below was also completed and was commissioned for my agent in the USA.

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I hope you are all keeping dry... - take care.  ;)

Jane x

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Love is always the answer - new artwork

Things have once again returned to a 'kind of normal' now the boys have gone back to school after having had a week off at half-term.  It was a lovely break with plenty of sleep-ins, time with friends, time together and taking things a little easier. I've just finished a new painting entitled 'Love is always the answer...' which you can see below...

love is always the answer

Time and time again, I come back to the above words in my life.  When I'm stuck, struggling, defiant and far, far from my true north (God), I recalibrate myself using those words and they never fail me...

Jane xo

 

 

 

 

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