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Olive branches in a jar by Ann Mortimer

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Watercolour 36×26cm Artists watercolours on Arches 140lb cold pressed paper.

Another still life made on a rainy day on my recent holiday in Spain. The finca where we were staying high in the foothills was surrounded by olive groves and I loved their gentle glaucous green foliage in the warm Autumn sunlight. I brought some in to paint.

I’m a watercolour artist and art tutor from Nottingham, UK. I love painting flowers particularly and sharing techniques with others as I really rate this wonderful medium. I have written two watercolour tips and techniques books which demonstrate the way I like to use watercolour.

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 3 years ago

    So lovely. I really like the touch of magenta in the olives….really sets it off.

  • Thank you so much Marsha. They were beautiful little fruits, blushed with mauve.

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Ruth S Harris
    Ruth S Harrisabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful, elegant brush strokes and beautiful soft colours, a lovely still life Ann!

  • Thank you Ruth….don’t often do still life but enjoyed this one!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Geraldine M Leahy
    Geraldine M Leahyabout 3 years ago

    A simple yet effective still-life. Beautiful !

  • Thanks Geraldine!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful and graceful! Love this.

  • Thank you Marjorie…it was a challenge to get the olives to look natural in the jar and I liked the jar as much as the olive branches!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Claudia Dingle
    Claudia Dingleabout 3 years ago

    You paint the sunlight.. it’s stunning!

  • Thank you for that lovely comment!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Your work really stands out Ann. This is beautiful LOVE that background!

  • Wow thank you Lynda!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 3 years ago

    How lovely. Good to see someone gets some Olives on their tree. Birds always get ours before we do. This painting is wonderful. I love the jar, the olives have a wonderful shine to them and I love that you have softened the edges of some of the leaves and of course the lovely soft background.

  • Can always depend on you to have a really good look scallyart…could it be because you’re a teacher? Thank you!

    – Ann Mortimer

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    Miriam Morganabout 3 years ago

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  • Thank you so much Miriam. Lovely surprise to wake up to!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Elena Malec
    Elena Malecabout 3 years ago

    splendid work. Congratulations.

  • Thank you so much Elena!

    – Ann Mortimer

  • Bobbi Price
    Bobbi Priceabout 3 years ago

    Ann, I love this one. Beautifully done!!!

  • Thanks Bobbi…I have often admired your work too!

    – Ann Mortimer

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