new painting! ‘Wisteria in Lutry’

‘Wisteria in Lutry’ was painted from a photo I took in a nearby village called Lutry. These little village houses overlook the lake and are surely some of the most beautiful homes around here! I would certainly love to live in one!

They have pretty little gardens in front and lots and lots of wisteria. I love wisteria and its pretty colours!

 

This is actually an acrylic painting on thick watercolour paper. The sheet of paper measures 28 x 37 cm (11″ x 15″) and the painting itself measures 21 x 21 cm (8″ x 8″).

If you are interested in the process of this painting, take a look at following slideshow! I started off drawing a rough sketch with pencil. Then I painted the background wall colour, the shadows and then the details. I painted the plants last and they were the most challenging since I have very little practice painting plants! Well, luckily I didn’t mess it up and it all turned out well.

So well actually that I have decided to keep the original. However, I will be selling prints soon… I’m getting an amazing printer in two weeks time… can’t wait!

What do you think? Could this be the prettiest village on earth?

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electric boats are too slow!

Hi, I hope you’re feeling happy! I certainly am since I just got back from a nice evening spent with my man on Lake Geneva Switzerland on a small electric boat!

We knew it would be a slow boat but it was soooo slow. It was so slow, it actually physically frustrated me! 🙂 We rented it for an hour and sadly towards the end I felt quite queasy. My fiance dreams of owning a boat some day but I am quite unsure.

Below is a photo of this little boat…

 

Don’t you just LOVE this photo of a nautical knot!?!

I think it might be a good photo to paint. I will think about it!

 

We passed some hardworking rowers on a very old-fashioned boat… they smiled and waved at us as they rushed past us (yes, they were much faster than us!).

As my dinner, I took a small French pastry on the boat… yumm yumm! Pastry tastes even better with a view like this one :).