At the far end of the Borrowdale valley you find the tiny village of Stonethwaite. Amongst the pub and the village post office there is a tiny cafe, which sells mugs of tea and coffee and a few tray bakes. You sit on a couple of wooden benches facing each other, sometimes sheltering from the rain. You might gaze around this tiny room and or listen to the cafe owner tell stories of Stonethwaite. ‘Springtime in Borrowdale’ was painted in watercolours on a sunny April morning, the light catching magically on the Herdwicks fleece. This hardy little Sheep is famous in the valleys of Lakeland and spends much of there time high on the fell tops.
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Imagine a tiny village situated on the edge of a Lake, with a ferry calling in every few hours and a couple of cafes on the lake edge. The cafe owner brings your cool drink across a quite street with a few aperitifs to enjoy. You sit back and enjoy the lazy day and watch a few passers go by. A handful of Ladies choose a table in the shade,and began to chatter while prosecco’s are passed around. This special little hamlet is called Riva di Solta on Lake Iseo and this is what inspired me to paint ‘Ladies Lunch Italian Style.
Take the ferry from Sulzano across to Monta Isola, it only takes five minutes to sail across. Walk along the shore and find a shaded spot. Ideally under an Olive tree in the warm afternoon sunshine. Gaze across the bay to the tiny village of Sensole and begin to sketch. You will need to dip your feet often into the warm blue lake, this helps with the inspiration and also will help to magic the paintbrush across the paper.
This is how I painted ‘Monte Isola’ watercolour, if you would like to sample a little of this magic why not come to Lake Iseo on my painting holiday the date is Saturday 14th September 2013 for a week we will stay at the stunning Rivalago on the Lake shore for more information
I often sit and reflect the day, watch the geese and ducks take their evening flights across the still and tranquil lake.
A few dog walkers pass by, a photographer waits patiently for the sunset to appear between the far distant fells of Buttermere. This is my view of ‘Calm waters, Derwentwater’ captured in a simple palette of Blue watercolours.
I felt inspired to paint Castlerigg Stone Circle in watercolours with fresh snow blowing wildly and a little sunshine to warm this cold March day. This magical scene is just a mile from Keswick with 360 degrees views of glorious fells.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Painted in watercolours by Jane Ward
Size 20 x 13
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Staying at Rivalago Hotel on the shores of Lake Iseo I painted this serene vista in watercolours. With only shades of Blues to see, the palette was easy to mix. To keep it pure to the view, no pencil marks were drawn just a brush loaded with paint to show the simplicity of this breathtaking scene.
The light changes daily in the Italian Lakes, the days start with sunshine flooding through the open finistra, days are spent chasing shadows around sunlight buildings or sparkling light dancing on the Lake. Late afternoon the delights come to life, a mass of colours subdue to tonal shades, shapes are simplified with just a wash of colour.
I love painting Derwentwater, and think it is possibly the most beautiful lake in the English Lake District. It is totally unspoilt with five small Islands, one aptly named Derwent Island owned by the national trust. I painted this original watercolour at dusk. A still lake catching warm winter sunlight with just the sounds of geese making their evening flights.