Soft side of the thistles


Terrific Diana. Love the richness of the darks against the soft, delicate down of the seed heads.

I always enjoy seeing your paintings Diana, always free, fresh and full of light.

This is again a fabulous addition to your great portfolio, Diana.

Lovely Diana - you have been missed! Look forward to you next offering!

Lovely, Diana.

Beautiful in every way but especially the fluffy, delicate seed heads

The softness of the thistles is so successful, Diana.

Good start up painting for sure Diana, nice simple idea!

Lovely Diana.Love the direct darks against the pale areas.

An explosion of joyous colour, design and nature. Wonderful Diana. the rich colours, full of movement

It's beautiful Diana.

Thankyou Diana for returning to once again show us how skillful watercolourists can find beauty everywhere.

Morning Fiona. Thank you for your thoughts. I was lucky to win a Hazel Soan signature watercolour palette recently and enjoyed trying out some colours which aren’t usually in my regulars. That’s a lovely comment to tread Stephen. Much valued. Thank you Mia. I have so many ideas and future paintings in my head but struggled to actually start any of them. Hopefully I’ve ‘broken the ice’ Thank you Linda , I feel as if it’s been months ,not weeks 😂 Good morning Jenny. Thank you and lovely to hear from you Thank you Hilary . I just scrubbed the fluffy bits out with a stencil brush. Thank you Marjorie. That was the bit that attracted me to this scene. Thank you Alan. Hopefully this will have opened the floodgates of creativity again. I did a few sketches recently but need to crack on with something bigger . Good to hear from you. Thank you Jim that extreme contrast always appeals to me. Thank you Carole , your right, nature provides us with mind blowing beauty. Thank you a David. It was lovely to be free of any restrictions while painting this one ,especially after I’d decided it was for the bin 👍 Thank you Diane. I’m really encouraged by your comment. Thank you David. Back in my studio, music on , paint flowing. Contentment 👍

Looking at this impressive piece my diagnosis would be that you are fully warmed up and ready to go. Thanks for brightening our days up.

This is great Diana in every way

Oh thank you Brian for such a motivating comment! Thank you Heather. I’ll go and plan something new now.

Perhaps Autumn colours Diana, my painting i will upload on Monday morning will be a sketch of Autumn colours!!!

Beautiful - love how you’ve painted the soft fluff.

Wonderful painting, Diana.

I’ll look out for your Autumn colours David. My favourite season ! Thank you Emma ,I scrubbed them out to give a softer edge Hello Cesare and lovely to hear from you again Thank you

This is a really beautiful painting, Diana.

Excellent, great colours.

Thank you Anne, Richard and Romila. I loved the purples and Sienna in this as well as the soft thistle heads

Hang on Studio Wall

I haven’t painted for just over a month and feel a bit rusty do retuned to this one that I started in early September as a warm up exercise.

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Diana Boanas

Jut before retiring from teaching , I returned to painting after a 40 year gap. I did O level then half an A level in art ,followed by a bit of oil painting ,printing and ceramics as part of a primary teaching course but haven't touched it since. I was bought a sketch book and pencils while on…

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