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A quick wet on wet experiment with my new double stacked travel set of brilliant watercolours, made in the Czech Republic. On the lid, which doubles as a palette, it says KOH-I-NOOR HARDTHMUTH, a.s.
Can anyone tell me what this means? Is it the name of a person or a company…or something totally different as its all new to me?
The paper is Canson Watercolour paper, 185 gsm.

An avid photographer, both still and moving, since I was 10 years old, I later discovered and developed a particular love of macro, which is one of my main genres. More recently, however, my repertoire has broadened to include stained glass windows and particularly the stunning beauty of outback New South Wales and South Australia.
I hope you enjoy the beauty of the Creation, captured and presented here for you.

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  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 6 years ago

    Love the “wet on wet” work!!! It has a summer feel warm and fresh at the same time.

  • oh you picked it!!! You’re obviously a watercolourist or at the very least an artist!!! hmmm…hiding your light under a bushel???
    Thank you for your complilments about this work. I hadn’t consciously thought about the feel of it, but then I did paint it during the Christmas holidays, so that may have had a bearing.
    Oh, I nearly forgot, Christmas for you is in deepest winter. Here it’s the height of a usually very hot summer.
    So, I suspect the golden patch is sand from the beach.

    You can come again, you say such lovely things!!! lol! xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 6 years ago

    beautiful artwork, great imagery and wonderful colours, hugsxxx

  • THank you Hilary. I still have a little difficulty accepting those words in connection with me, which is silly as I spent about 8 years studying it, which included going to Art School to complete my art major while I was at university studying teaching…
    but I guess that’s cos everyone was always better than me, and I knew it!!!


    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • simba
    simbaabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful artwork

  • Linda, thank you so much for dropping in, looking and then leaving a wonderful comment. I’m so pleased you like it.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

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    ©FoxfireGaller...about 6 years ago

    What a wonderful and fresh painting, it feels like a ray of sunshine entering my room.

    I love it

  • Oh you’re your too kind sweetie!!! Thank you for saying such lovely things and for your generous sentiments.
    I’m pleased it gives you such an uplifting feeling. xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    Lovely vibrant work Jan.

  • Hi Sharon. Well, the reason it’s vibrant is the watercolours I used. They are referred to as ‘brilliant’, which means that the colours are just that, brilliant; as in bright, intense, vibrant and strong. The amount of pain I used here was really pretty minimal, so to get this effect with only maybe a minute’s work and no more than one layer of painting, speaks for itself I think.

    But I’m glad you like it. xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    Hi Jan – gorgeous use of colour. Brilliant.
    Can i ask that you add the details about watercolour in your description so that i can accept it into Watercolour paintings.

  • done! I hope it is enough and what you want Marion. This was extremely early days for me as I’d always been scared of watercolour and thought you had to be a brilliant artist to use them. In other words, not me!!
    But a few years ago I had a change of heart and decided to experiment and poked my toe in the water…and to my surprise and delight, I found it was fun and not quite as impossible as I’d feared.
    Thank you so much for your appreciation of it.
    The other I did at the same time was this:

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • whoops! Sorry, don’t know what happened there!!! I did do another which is called sunset on water and was accepted into the Watercolour group some months back.

    Anyway Marion, thank you so much. the gorgeous use of colour is the colours themselves. But I am absolutely rapt that you, who is such an expert in the field of watercolours, has said such lovely kind things.
    Thank you my friend!! xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 6 years ago

    Thank you very much for posting this Jan and sharing it with us, and congrats on your bravery too.!
    It is vibrant and beautifully balanced, well done :-))

  • What an absolutely wonderful and insightful comment Enivea (by the way, how much rain have you got so far?) and your wonderful, kind and complimentary words. The detail you give combined with your response make me think you just might be an artist!! Am I right???

    It does take some deep breath taking and girding of one’s courage to upload artwork like this…esp when I’m is hesitant to apply the term to myself or any paitning etc I do.
    Which of course makes a mockery of what I’m doing at the moment…uploading and sharing all this stuff.
    But I do have an ulterior motive, which shall be revealed very soon.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 6 years ago

    I love this, Jan; you are a talented and versatile artist! Keep ’em coming!

  • Hi Bonnie!! How are you my friend? Thank you for stopping by and having a look at some of my latest stuff. Not that this is recent; I painted it a couple of years ago now. But it is new to RB.
    Thank you so very much for your praise, compliments & encouragement!!!
    If you have a look, I’ve posted quite a few sketches, of varying subject matter and quality. A couple more to come, ulterior motivation in my back pocket. xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • solareclips~Julie  Alexander
    solareclips~Ju...about 6 years ago

    Who knew that my sistAH was so full of such amazing talent!!!!! Beautiful Jan, I love the rich bold use of color!!!!

  • haha!!! You are definitely amazing Julie and I thank God for bringing you into my life!!! Thank you for your wonderful, detailed comments and affirmation sistAH… ~ blush ~ I am humbled and quite blown away by your amazing words.
    The ‘bold use of colour’ was merely me trying out some intense ‘brilliant’ new watercolours I’d just bought. I was rapt and this was a fun experiment. I’m so very pleased you like it. xxxx

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyabout 6 years ago

    It is lovely! I love how the brilliant colours blend into smooth gradient colours. The reflections are very pretty! I see a peaceful home in a valley meadow along the banks of a calm river.

  • Oh thank you so much Sharon…I am blown away not only by your lovely comments and details but by what you see in this splash of colours on paper!
    You obviously have a great imagination!
    But it so happens our home sits on the banks of a peaceful calm river! lol!
    So…maybe that somehow informed the painting?

    Whatever, I’ll take it as a compliment or at the very least, a positive, a plus!!
    Thank you for stopping by, looking and, most of all, taking the time to comment.

    : )

    – Jan Stead JEMproductions

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