Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Brella UMT Diva's Challenge #216

A lovely busy long weekend and some OK weather.  We walked to Tyneham Village and down to Worbarrow Bay.  Just coming out of the village there was this fantastic carpet of wild garlic in the woods.  Tyneham Village was requisitioned in WW2 in the 1943 to prepare for the D-Day landings and all the villagers had to leave.  The land is still used by the army as a firing range so the villagers were never able to return.  For many years now the range walks are open at weekends and school holidays so we are fortunate to go to such a lovely place.  Despite being a firing range it is otherwise very unspoilt and wildlife abounds.





We have been here so often but never when the garlic is in flower so it was such a surprise.

Worbarrow Bay. The sea was a very pale colour today.  It is always different.



Then on to tangles.  Grids are not exactly my favorite so it is challenging!  I decided to try my new Graphik Line Painter pens.  They act a very little bit like water colours when wet and then dry permanently so both apron and table are needed!


Using a wet brush to move the colour added some of the shading plus graphite pencil when dry.  the result is a bit weird but fun to do.

Thanks for passing by.

9 comments:

  1. Mooka and Brella are beautiful together!!! Like you wrote on my blog, we both remember WW2 in this challenge.
    Does the wild garlic smell a lot? I would love the see (and smell) it! Thnaks for sharing this photo's.

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    1. The wild garlic has an amazing smell, just a gentle waft of garlic. I think you had it vey hard in Holland in WW2

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  2. I like the way that you mixed the grid tangles into the flowing organic ones and your colors are lovely!

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  3. I like your grids being integrated with the organic ones. It flowed together so nicely. The colors are great and the Line Painters sound like a challenge in themself to me. You seem to have done well with them though. Nice work.

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    1. Thank you Lezli. The line painters definitely need more experimenting with. There is a white one on back order so looking forward to white on black!

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  4. Val, I am so impressed with your photos AND your tile. This week I am committed to trying mooka for the first time and joining Daniel's mooka challenge...so you are inspiring me even further. I LOVE the color work...gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Lynell. I am glad you like the mookas. I thought I was drawing loopy flux!

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