Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday stroll in England....my latest watercolour & Created by Hand - Favorite Background

Hi Everyone....I am no expert in all things English...but thought that this piece was fun with the scenery and the double decker bus....I always think of the double decker bus when I think of England....then there is the English fare like Bangers and Mash....Do you have some favorite memories of England? let me know what they are and I will try to create some new pieces all about England......

This is my latest watercolour and it is available in my Shop....

I also noticed that this week on the "Created by Hand Challenge Blog" the theme is Favorite Backgrounds...and I have to say that I really love the way watercolour backgrounds look...the way the colours change and come together....anyway this is a background I just finished and will have to use in some of my work....hope you enjoy it!!!




Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Hugs
Diana

35 comments:

Meikoningin said...

You made a lovely watercolour ! And your background is really pretty, it makes me happy with all those colours :D

Diana Evans said...

thank you!!! I love the colours too....

Emily said...

Your style works so well in this illo! And as for England... bubble and squeak! One of the funniest names for food ever!

Janine said...

Dear Diana, I just love,love, love thisd english street scene.
Isn´t London berautiful

Limar said...

I agree with you, watercolor is my favorite too. And your artwork is amazing! :)

Kristen said...

This is beautiful. I love it. I tried to go and "Heart" it on etsy to see if it is still available when we come back from vacation, but I may look at your coffee cups instead, not sure yet.
Love you work, very much. I haven't water colored in a long time, I need to get back into some more artistic adventures!!!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Oh yes Diana..this is really a very very beautiful watercolour background. Love what you have done. Great artwork!!!

Renee said...

Diana the England picture is absolutely gorgeous.

Love Renee xoxo

soulbrush said...

tee hee certainly english looking, except you didn't do the rain!! love it..when you gonna come visit?

marianne said...

Wow lovely London Painting!
They look just as nice as your Paris series!
The background is just lovely, just like candy!
Greetz!!!
>M<

marianne said...

Just wait until Soul sees this!!!!

Kris Dickinson said...

I love your London scene Diana! Just wonderful!

Manon Doyle said...

I haven't been to England but your painting reminds me of Ottawa! They still have the double decker buses and the Parliament looks like Big Ben!!
Love the painting and the new background!!

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Very cool! I love this Diana. I JUST got back from England, and I bought a recipe book called teatime treats at a cute tea room. The best dessert I ever had I found in the town of Ulverston "Sticky Ginger Pudding". I'm going to try to pick the recipe apart and share!

Annette Q said...

Hi Diana, great watercolour painting! It brings back memories- i spent 8 years in England, 4 in London where i met my husband, so it holds a special place for me. Great work as always! Btw, I've got an award for you over at my blog :-)

Amy said...

HI Diana, I see you are follower at my blog now I am the same to yours. Thank you..you are so sweet.

I do adore this piece too..I'd love to take walk thru England..it looks remarkable.
Watercolor is fabulous!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Lovely watercolours.
Riding around on the double decker bus was wonderful seeing all the sights like Big Ben, Tower bridge and Buckingham Palace, made it all seem so real. You have depicted the streets of London well.
I love both pieces of your Artwork.

Enjoy your day
Hug
Carolyn

Ces said...

That illustration is FABULOUS! WONDERFUL! AND YES! Very English! Diana, sometimes I just want to hug you and squeeze you. You make me THAT happy!

Yogi said...

Love this background. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Silke said...

Diana, what a gorgeous watercolor. I love the red of the bus - it just pops! Something I love about England are the red telephone booths! :)

Your watercolor background simply looks happy! Hugs, Silke

Ces said...

Oh my goodness! You give me too much credit. I only like the lovable and wonderful people so the credit goes to you!

By the way, I love your artichokes! Yes, I mean the artwork on one of the links below.

In the meantime, you are the one who is prolific and productive with your art and you also have a beautiful garden and a beautiful house, albeit no dust, unlike mine. I clean like an elf and then forget about the house the next three weeks, so it's always catch-up!

Ces said...

Thank you sweet! BUT I already have done ART-I-CHOKE! (My art chokes). Okay, so that is corny. HA!

Edrian Thomidis said...

You continue to amaze me! What a wonderful scene!
Please stop by for a couple of awards I have for you ( I think you may already have them).

Have a great rest of the week!


Edrian | view my blog

Ces said...

No No!

Yes! You told that choke so well! HAHAHAH! Good night sweet Diana, I am on call tomorrow so I have to catch sleep before my insomiac shift comes along! Good night!

theothermousie said...

What a typical English scene Diana! It's painted in very quaint English way too!! I'm obviously English & for me it's the English countryside, rolling green hills, castles & countryside... tea & cake... cream teas... oooh & that special stuff we always have... English rain!!!!

Hope you & your family are well!

Take care

Sarah xx

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Diana!!! OH My GOODNESS! How wonderfully fabu! The colors are amazing in the watercolor. It's oh so yummy and I love your Stroll in England. Very nice. The red bus is and the clock are my favorite hee he hee hee! Great job on this.

NatashaMay said...

Great art piece! Lovely!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your watercolors are excellent, Diana...especially love your English city scene...gorgeous artwork. Your watercolor swatch is full of invigorating color..gorgeous.
Thank you for including me in your special art tribute..that is so kind of you! Your art is always first rate...love it. Hugs, Gayle

NANCY LEFKO said...

you are one talented lady !!!! love your London watercolor....wow !!!!

Diana Evans said...

thank you everyone!!! I love your visits!!!

Britt said...

Your artwork is beautiful! I am really enjoying your blog!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous illustration Diana!! Lovely, lovely work. I feel like I am in England seeing this!

kim said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Jasmijn Paauwe said...

wow, I love it. I just recently went to London and it was awesome.

Andrew Mckay | WasagaBeachTalking.com said...

Excellent Diana. I was born a few miles away from Big Ben and you have captured it.
Keep strolling on a Tuesday in England please :)
Andrew

 
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