A whole world of watercolour at our fingertips

I have written before on this blog about the artistic marvels we can access these days via the internet. Since January this year, another site can be added to the rich abundance of treasures available to us.

The Watercolour World is a new site with an amazing aim: to make globally available in digital form as many watercolour paintings as possible. In many cases, watercolours are often too fragile to be exhibited. So TWW will be providing access to works that might otherwise never be seen. This short introductory film talks more about the capturing of these ‘windows on the world’.

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Unexpected Bird Watching

I had a lovely treat today. I saw my first bullfinches. Yay!

For anyone not familiar with these birds, here is a link to a google page of bullfinch images. ย As you can see, the male of the species, as is often the case, is particularly gorgeous.

I was on the telephone and was standing looking out of the window of our front room. Right before my eyes, a beautiful pair of bullfinches delicately danced in the trees opposite. I wanted to get off the phone and shout to Hub to come and look, but I couldn’t. I had to carry on my conversation, all the while enjoying the spectacle.

Even if I had not been on the phone, I doubt that I would have been able to take a sufficiently good photograph of them to post here – they did not stand still for long and were too far away. So I have enjoyed whiling away an hour or so creating this picture on my iPad using an art app (Adobe Sketch) and a watercolor function. I have very limited art experience, but I enjoyed producing this little piece nonetheless. ๐Ÿ™‚

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