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The Lonely Vine by Alexandra Felgate

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watercolour, ink, watercolour pencil on A2 Mont Martre drawing paper.

This was painted on 13th November 2010, for the Fleurieu Art Prize

One Day Painting Competition

This competition focuses on landscape painting, which is not my main focus and something I don’t find easy, especially to paint in one day! I chose a single grape vine to paint, as this is somewhat of a bridge between the flowers I usually paint and the landscape required for this competition.

This was a huge amount of fun, but also a real challenge for me. I normally take my time over painting, and it can take days or weeks to finish a painting. I usually have several on the go, and had never before realised just how long it takes for me to create an artwork!
I was pretty rushed with this one in the end, so it is far from perfect, but I was still happy with it.

Needless to say I did not win !!

Mother Nature is my muse, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to capture her beauty on paper or canvas.

I like to experiment with media and subject matter, and am always creating, wherever I am.

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  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 4 years ago

    Wow, Alexandra. I think you should do ones like this more often…and only in a day, huh? I love it!

  • Thank you so much Tammy, such a wonderful supportive comment xx Maybe I will try more of these in the future!!!

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    WOW!!!!! WOW!!!!!! This is soooooo beautiful!!!!!

  • aaaw, thank you SO much Robin!! Really appreciate your enthusiasm, this sort of support keeps me trying new things!! xx

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful work free flowing looks very good !@Liz

  • Thanks so much Liz. Although this didn’t quite end up as I had envisioned, I was fairly happy with it, so it’s great to hear you like it!

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyabout 4 years ago

    Alexandra, this is another string to your bow – a lovely image with an interesting range of techniques successfully combined.

  • Thank you Susan, what a lovely thing to say! I am definitely moving in a new direction lately with regards to style/techniques/media…thanks so much for saying it is a success!!

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • avalyn
    avalynabout 4 years ago

    hey Alexandra…this is very lovERly…I’ve entered the Fleurieu Art prize in the past..not to any success however…thank you for sharing the link….and GOOD LUCK!

  • Thanks SO much avalyn! I have the entry form sitting on my desk at the moment for the BIG prize….it’ll be the first year I enter, although I’ve lived in the area for a while now, I’ve never been brave enough! 2011 FOR SURE!!! Good luck to you too if you enter :)

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 4 years ago

    wow alexandra..this is really superb..a beautiful painting..very fine here with great colours ..well done!

  • Thank you so much Cathy….coming from a colour queen such as yourself, that’s a huge compliment!!

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsabout 4 years ago

    yes lovely!! lots of detail…..Wish you all the best!!!

  • Thanks so much Shylie, (hugs)

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    LOVE this Alexandra! You’ve done both the landscape and the flower side justice, beautiful!

  • oh thank you Maree, I feel really good about this now!!!

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • Laura J. Holman
    Laura J. Holmanabout 4 years ago

    Just beautiful! So well designed and the colors are gorgeous (and my favorite).

  • Thank you Laura! It was a really grey, drizzly day and I wanted to brighten it all up…blues, greens, yellows…all Spring colours around here…normally it would be hot and bright at this time of year and all those colours would be vibrant in the landscape (I love thenm too)

    – Alexandra Felgate

  • Julie-Ann Vellios
    Julie-Ann Velliosabout 4 years ago

    you should have won!!!! I just want to say that these last two art works added are among my favourites from you – don’t know why but they just are lovely and also gutsy and strong

  • Heee, yeah I was robbed LOL I am so glad you like these works, I think I am starting to get a real affinity with my own style. It’s taken a slight shift in direction lately and seems to be really working for me, at least in some of my latest works!! Thanks xxx

    – Alexandra Felgate

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