Bringing some warmth and sunshine into the day….

Conca dei Marini – Amalfi Coast, Italy. – watercolour/gouahce


Here in the UK….we are experiencing a cold snap, with high winds, rain and a feeling of autumn.   This will change by the weekend, but for now I am bringing some warmth and sunshine into the day via sketches I have made in some lovely warm places.

Monet’s garden at Giverney.    I was most privileged (thanks to my artist friend Mariethe Salort) to sit and paint in the garden alone after all the visitors had gone.   watercolour/gouache


A very special july 4th at Curriers sur Sein – with friends Mariethe, Bonnie and Yves TaxiDriver:)   watercolour/gouache


Painting with two member of the group in Portugal…I am under the sun hat….

I don’t particularly enjoy very hot weather, but I can remember how lovely it felt to be be on that beach feeling the warmth of the sun……It will come again….


Magical hummingbirds floating in sunshine.


A Bientôt

16 thoughts on “Bringing some warmth and sunshine into the day….

  1. Peter Wells aka Countingducks

    You are right about the weather. Just when you feel you can relax and enjoy a little free sunshine without having to go anywhere Mr Rain turns up and spoils the party. Lets hope he really is gone by the weekend. As always the paintings are glorious.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Yes, having been to the Gardens on several occasions with thousands of other visitors, to be able to spend time alone in them was amazing. I saw everything in a very different way sans people:) A good artist friend of mine in France arranged this…..Have a lovely Wednesday. Janet:)

  2. Mary

    Always a treat to see your work Janet. What a neat opportunity to be able to paint at Giverney,way cool! Wonderful works as always, your brilliant hummingbirds are beautiful.

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning…I have been to Giverney on many occasions, but always with thousands of other visitors. In this instance a french artist friend arranged for me to paint in the gardens for several hours after everyone had left. It was a moment of pure magic….one I will never forget. Enjoy your Wednesday. Janet:)

  3. Carol Balawyder

    What a lovely idea to bring some warmth into our days. Here too in Montreal, Canada it is wet and cold. But as you said it will change.
    Your paintings are beautiful, Janet.There’s a certain calmness and joy to them that I like. 🙂

    1. janetweightreed10 Post author

      Good morning, Carol….so you are experiencing similar weather….I have to say I prefer this to extreme heat! Thank you so much for your lovely comment re my paintings…it means a great deal. Janet. 🙂

  4. merryfairy

    Dear janetweightreed10, I have just nominated you for the “Encouraging Thunder” award! 😊 You can find info in my blog and do likewise, if you want to accept it. Anyway, thank you for sharing your positively encouraging words with us and for reading mine! 😊


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