As any of you will know I run a group on Paint my Photo which is dedicated to try and get we watercolourists to loosen up in our work and each month I post an image for us all to have a go at. I have never blogged about the group before but this particular image, by Freda Austin Nichols, an artist and photographer who posts many wonderful images on the site for artists to paint, has produced so many really wonderful paintings I wanted to share them here. Here is Freda's image
Just for info, the text about each painting is written below the relevant image
Please observe the artist's copyright on all these images
Willam Butcher blog
The Rambling Artist
This penultimate one is by the actual photographer herself.. Freda Austin Nichols... this is such a lovely crisp version full of light and interest... some people have such a lot of talent.... photographer and artist at this level!!!
I think you can see there are some pretty good efforts here and since we started the group almost exactly 2 years ago there has been a lot of progress and improvement. Activity comes and goes as people have busy lives..... yours truly included, but there is a core of super artists who post and comment and generally make a fantastic contribution to help others grow and develop.