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Autumn Glow

Autumn Glow painted in Oils by Jane Ward
Autumn Glow painted in Oils by Jane Ward

Autumn Glow

Size 15 x 15 inches Oil on Board

For Sale £ 200.00

I love this time of year, when the trees are turning to shades of Gold, Orange and Reds.

Kicking the dry leaves beneath your feet, smelling the musky smells of Autumn

Crisp cold days and Blue skies, late afternoons with smells of fires been lit.

To purchase this Original Oil Painting

email Jane at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Bicycle Basket

Bicycle basket

‘Bicycle basket’ captured with watercolours by Jane Ward.

Size 10 x 14 inches

For Sale

Walking through the pretty French village of Samoens this old and tired bicycle often would catch my eye.

A basket full of Geraniums overflowing with pink flowers.

This old bicycle could tell many a tale of journeys and rides along the high Alpine passes or maybe just back and forth from with a basket for full of fruit and vegetables.

To purchase this original watercolour email

lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

for more details

Polka Dot Jersey

Polka Dot Jersey
Polka Dot Jersey

Polka Dot Jersey

Stage 20 Annecy,

Painted in Watercolours  By Jane Ward

 A3 Signed Print

£50.00 including postage and packing UK

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Sitting beside the emerald shores of Lake Annecy. Helicopters hovering above filming what is happening below. Excitement is tingling the air. Around the corner comes the Peleton. The atmosphere is intoxicating. The Polka dot jersey leads the pack, wearing it full of pride is Pierre Rolland. Mark Cavendish is on his left wearing British Champions jersey, with a small Union jack on his shorts, Richie Porte ‘the rock’ of the sky team, Colourful BMC is Tejay van Garderen who was second on the mighty mind-blowing Alpe d’Huez stage and next to Mark Cavendish is Marcel Kittel who won the final Paris stage.

To see the start of  Stage 20 at Annecy and see these amazing cyclists who battle each day for three weeks is inspirational to an artist and all I wanted to do was put paint to paper to create a memory.

For more information email lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Abondance Cattle

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‘Abigail’

Abondance Cattle

Painted in Watercolours and Pastels Size 12.5 x 12 inches

Price £120.00 unframed

Walking amongst the flower pastures above Samoens, I spotted a herd of Abondance Cattle quietly grazing under an old tree.

These gentle cattle are famous in the Haute Savoie  for producing rich milk traditionally used for Reblochon Cheese.

To purchase this original painting email Jane at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

The Red Jersey

Maglia Rosso Passione
Maglia Rosso Passione

Maglia Rosso Passione

Size 12 x 9 inches

Prints available

The Red jersey won by Mark Cavendish painted in watercolours.

After watching the Giro d’Italia live at Borghetto, I felt I just had to put paint to paper.

It made me feel so inspired and to feel this when you paint brings out the passion in your painting.

For more information about this special watercolour email me at

lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Online Watercolour course

What started as a tiny idea in the middle of the night, as become a project that I am really pleased with and also get so much enjoyment out of.

Having read some of John Ruskin’s diaries which he wrote while living in the Lake District, about students who took part in his correspondence course, I thought it would be a fantastic idea to do something similar  but with the powers of the internet. So I set up the ‘Online Watercolour Course’ this is designed for anybody who would like to learn some techniques in watercolour painting, while following in depth step by step projects. There are six project in each course and each one is a landscape scene. Some are of the Lake District, which is ideal to paint in Watercolours and lends itself to this wonderful medium.

The first project is a easy tonal painting of Derwentwater  from this we go to Blea Tarn in the Langdales and Windermere. ‘On the rocks’ is the sixth project in the first course and it always amazes me how everyone improves throughout the course and paints a stunning seascape scene.

Now including three video demonstrations to complement Course one Watercolours for Beginners.

With each project personal feedback is given and extra handy tips, it is I feel really important to get positive feedback and often paintings are just put in a draw and forgotten, but to see where improvements can be made can make such a difference to confident painting.

If you would like to start the Online course it’s £75 for six projects and is suitable for anyone who would like to learn the magic of watercolour.

Painting days in Samoens

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With stunning views like this around every corner the Giffre valley is pure heaven for an artist.

The Sixt cheval is a jaw dropping spectacular of waterfalls, interesting cliffs and mountain peaks all situated above a peaceful pasture land full of wildflowers of every colour.

Samoens a tradition Savoyard village full of beautiful buildings and recognised as “ville fleurie” one of the prettiest towns  in the French Alps with balconies full of flowers, a colourful market and a botanical garden is perfect to capture colourful sketches.

In the Summer months of June, July and August I will be offering ‘painting days’ around Samoens.

These days will be suitable for beginners and also Improvers and can be taken with individual tuition or in a small group or couple.

For more details on prices and equipment just email me at lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk

Springtime, Borrowdale

Springtime, Borrowdale
Springtime, Borrowdale

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.

Price £130.00 unframed size 19 x 10 inches

To purchase this beautiful original watercolour send me an  email to lakelandart@hotmail.co.uk