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Some of my joys…

Like all of us, I have many little joys in life. One of them is to put some flowers in a container and marvel at its beauty. One flower, a whole bunch, a leaf or a branch, they all give pleasure.

For the kitchen; The last of the hydrangeas in an old wash basin. Their colours have turned into an old green, speckled with deep red and a dirty pink.

WC on Fabriano HP, 23 x 30,5 cm ( 9 x 12″)

For the living room; A Huge glass vase overflowing with lilies…

WC on Fabriano CP, 23 x 30,5cm (9 x 12″)

On the outside table; White hyacinths in a soapstone pot..

23 x 30,5 cm (9 x 12″)

And last but not least, some twigs and leaves…done at Casey’s

21 responses

  1. You have a way with flowers, Ronell. These are all beautiful, but if you were to give me one, I’d have to take the hydrangeas. Gorgeous.

    September 24, 2007 at 6:28 pm

  2. Spectacularly beautiful! If there is such an expression. I love hydrangeas and need to learn how to paint all of the little petals in all of their colors. Any advice?

    September 24, 2007 at 6:31 pm

  3. So finally, I have responded to the award – thank you again, I’m honoured. I hope you found my comment on your about page.

    You’ve been so busy – I love the new blog! funnily enough I have a wordpress blog all waiting for me to take up residence – soon I hope.

    Must say I like the twigs and leaves most of all – it’s that splash of turquoise against the deep magenta-y pink.

    September 24, 2007 at 6:50 pm

  4. Ronel, these are beautiful. I always love to come see what you’ve been up to.

    Does it feel good to be home?

    September 24, 2007 at 7:51 pm

  5. Wow! These are awesome Ronell! I hope that you will be framing them!

    September 24, 2007 at 11:06 pm

  6. Desiree

    Hi there, I love your new site, its awesome!!! Your work and recipes are the best too. Do you prefer wordpress over the others? There are so many I would like to have some better features and think about changing but then the time factor makes me rethink it. Lots of work, I think this site looks great with lots to offer. I am glad youre home.

    September 25, 2007 at 12:36 am

  7. Oh…I agree….flowers are one of those great simple pleasures in life. Actually, I especially love the twigs and leaves at Casey’s. The simplicity is beautiful

    September 25, 2007 at 12:54 am

  8. Ronell! These flowers are BEAUTIFUL. You have such a way with them…your love of flowers shows. You have a lovely, expressive looseness.
    Ihope to meet you in France some time!!! I’ve applied for pass ports.

    September 25, 2007 at 1:51 am

  9. Ronell I could tell your work ANYWHERE!!!!
    Bagsy the lillies. (That means I’ve claimed them before Robyn comes back and takes more than the hydrangeas)

    They are all wonderful, your loose technique really flatters the flowers and your warm, fun personality somehow shows through on each and every one.

    September 25, 2007 at 7:35 am

  10. Beautiful work, Ronell! It’s tru – your style has become so recognizable – loose and full of pure color. I love them all!

    September 25, 2007 at 8:25 am

  11. These are really exquisite! You are so at home with watercolor, I love the looseness, really beautiful.

    September 25, 2007 at 8:47 am

  12. Tonniece

    These ALL all so wonderful, and so calming. The lillies are to die for, my faves.

    September 25, 2007 at 2:23 pm

  13. Bec

    Hey! you changed the look of your blog. I like it! your floral paintings are wonderful as well. so loose and fresh!! flowers are wonderful to enjoy around the house. I had an aunt who placed flowers everywhere… and she always had a teeny tiny arrangement at the bathroom sink– I always loved that! so cheerful.

    September 25, 2007 at 4:58 pm

  14. Linda

    I just love the way you paing so loose and just wonderful. The new blog is so great watercolor and recipes what could be betterI ask/
    Have a great day.

    September 25, 2007 at 9:01 pm

  15. christeenswan

    More fabulous paintings- I love them 🙂 I always look forward to your work, Ronell.

    September 26, 2007 at 3:15 am

  16. These are delightful. My favorite is the last one. Great composition and glowing light!

    September 26, 2007 at 6:11 am

  17. Your work is truly beautiful, Ronell, and I so enjoy your way with words too making your blog a sheer delight to visit.

    September 27, 2007 at 1:09 am

  18. What a lovely collection of ‘small pleasures’.

    September 27, 2007 at 12:35 pm

  19. Amazing. Every one and every time – amazing.

    September 27, 2007 at 1:45 pm

  20. juj

    One of my joys is seeing your lovely loose and colorful paintings.

    September 27, 2007 at 4:46 pm

  21. lin

    How have I missed these Ronnell????? OH MY GRACIOUS!~!!!! They are BRILLIANTLY DONE! Those flowers!!! WOWWWW OH WOWOWW!!

    September 28, 2007 at 2:13 pm

Tthank you for your visit and comment, II appreciate it!

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