Mimosa is dominating our landscape at this time of the year. Lots of public celebrations with the mimosa theme are taking place everywhere in this part of the world. I have decided that this painting would be dedicated to the glorious mimosa colour and its amazing blossom. You will notice that even the costume is garnished with mimosa.
From my sketchbook another interesting character with her dog , done with 8B pencil.This was taken from an advert for pet insurance…
I had fun testing the elegant writer pen doing a painting of a dog inspired by Karlyn Holman. This pen gives 2 colours when you apply water once your drawing is done.
Watercolour can be used as well as pure water to mix different colours with this special ink.
This is a commissioned painting as a farewell present for someone ‘s friend leaving Valbonne.
I went to the Cafe des Arcades as an incognito tourist taking pictures of the friend in question while she was having a drink at one of the tables. This friend did not know me so could not have guessed why I was around taking photos. It was such fun and exciting !
The painting will be a total surprise as a gift and will go to Australia!
I hope this sunny scene will trigger happy memories of some good time spent with friends in the buzzing village of Valbonne.
In the past year I have done other commissioned paintings one of which went to Singapore. I am so pleased that my watercolours find homes all over the world!