The windmill of my dream by Beatrice Cloake

Photographic Prints

Small (12.0" x 7.7")

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Semi-abstract on paper Saunders Waterford.

Thank you to the great photographer Paolo Signorini for letting me use his beautiful shot to create this work.

Le Moulin de Moidrey – Windmill of Moidrey
by paolo1955

I have enjoyed creating this watercolour away from my usual style!


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Beatrice Cloake ARTIST PAINTER

I am a Fine Art artist residing in Kent, UK.
Member of National Acrylic Painters Association.
Designers and Artists Copyright society
Portrait Society of America
Listed in Who’s Who in Art
With many exhibitions around UK.
See more about myself on my website

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moore11 months ago

    I’m so delighted that I’m the first to comment. But by the time I finish, that will probably not be the case. This not only unique, but beautiful! I can’t get over the fantastic stained glass effect, where it shows best— with the girl and her companions, and the grass, and around the windmill and sun. And to think, these shapes are “accidental” finds, as a result of your process, is amazing.

    This is a portrait of hope, to me. The windmill is her strong, stalwart ally. I think the dreams must be represented by the more abstract dots of red and blue in the top left; because dreams are like that— even when they seem real, the content is quite abstract. It was a privilege, and great fun to see “The windmill of my dream” in the making. I was hooked from the moment you made her the heroine in a straw hat.

  • Aaaaah Frannie. What a wonderful thing to say! I am always worried to get away from my style. I am frightened of people reactions.
    Your interpretation of the picture is not far from what I discovered. I wanted to express the dream of the girl in the picture.
    My main concern was to find a shape for this girl. It would be her dream windmill.
    Then next, as you know I discovered the sun. It gave me an idea. The windmill like the sun would become the source of energy. The spots, circles and dots are bubbles blown by the windmill etc…

    Your great backup has given me so much more confidence to explore more in this style.
    Thank you so much Frannie

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodensted11 months ago

    This has been so exiting to follow this one Beatrice. I believe it’s your 2nd translation of Paolo’s picture. They are both gorgeous and very different – also different from your other work. You can do anything ☺
    Summer, Sun and wind in the hair …and magic. I LOVE it♥

  • OOOH thank you so much Kira. I know that you have been following and you have been so supportive along the birth of this painting.
    It is the third translation Kira. I do not think that I would find any more idea to go with this fantastic shot done by Paolo.
    Than you, thank you :)

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • swaby
    swaby11 months ago

    Uniquely beautiful, clever and creative! You rock Beatrice!

  • Thank you dear friend :))

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • paolo1955
    paolo195511 months ago

    Beatrice,first time you have talk about this kind of translation,I have been troubled…….abstract? what kind of work will jump put…now I’m happy to see the final result of this work…is great and funny at the same way and I think not easy to handle this technique,hats off to a great artist as you are.

  • Dear Paolo, I surely had the feeling that you did wonder what I meant by abstract LOL…I am glad that you have understood how I could translate your photo with a fun and dreamy meaning!
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words, your constant positive back up for my work.
    Remember that without your so special and beautiful photos I would not have created these works!!!

    Now, roll on canvas….

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearl11 months ago

    This is wonderful! Combines the mysterious-misty and vivid clarity the way only dreams can. The magic of this kind of free and bold paintings is that many interpretations can emerge, a window to your dreams but also a mirror of the viewer’s. For example – in my mind the windmill turned into a blue headed horse…or is it a friendly dragon, with with red fins along his spine…
    Although I like your skillful traditional paintings, this is a whole new level…I hope you keep it up!

  • Pnina, this is a great compliment! I thank you very much for giving me confidence to carry on exploring this subject.:)

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zroback11 months ago

    Waht a wonderful abstract work Beatrice…it keeps the viewer totally entranced..

  • Dear Janis, this compliment coming from you is a real big pat on the back! Thank you so much!

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddock11 months ago

    Beautiful work Beatrice, the colours are translucent& go so well together, & I really like the stained glass effect

  • Thank you so much dear Terri not only for this comment but also your support during the creation of the work :)

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...11 months ago

    Absolutely gorgeous work! :)

  • Thank you so much Kristy for your comment. So kind of you :)

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpath11 months ago

    A beautifully cheerful painting, light and full of interest, the style is so carefree and breezy, love it Beatrice x

  • Thank you so much Linda. Much appreciated from a great abstract artist. :)

    – Beatrice Cloake

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies11 months ago

    Great abstract work, something a bit different for you! Well done!

  • A big thank you Angie for the positive feedback!

    – Beatrice Cloake

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