Landscape & Seascape Mosaic

Landscape & Seascape Mosaic - NB
Landscape & Seascape Mosaic

Since my last post life here in England has changed beyond recognition.  We are halfway through our second week of a three week lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We are allowed out only to buy food, medicine and ONE form of exercise per day! Town centres and roads, once very busy, are now deserted. I’m one of those who have no work to go to at the moment because of the Coronavirus. And actually, I LOVE not having to go to work… !

But although the situation we all find ourselves in is very serious, there are positive things to embrace at the moment. Right now I have all the time in the world to paint with my watercolours… ! A situation I’m not used to at all but I’m going to make the most of it…

Above was a watercolour experiment that didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. So I cut it up into small squares and made a watercolour mosaic of it. Each little square is a lovely, unique abstract landscape or seascape. They all consist of only two colours – Prussian Blue and Monte Amiata Natural Sienna both by Daniel Smith. If you click the image to view it larger you may also notice a little gold shimmer on some of the squares courtesy of a little gold mica powder. My mosaic measures 10 cm x 13.5 cm.

Each little square is beautiful and inspiring. I’m inspired to explore abstract landscapes and seascapes more over the coming weeks. I hope every one stays safe and I will share more watercolour experiments soon…



18 thoughts on “Landscape & Seascape Mosaic

  1. Your two-colour mosaic is beautiful, Evelyn. There are no mistakes in art! You can cut up, collage, add layers… whatever takes your fancy, and turn something you are dissatisfied with into a thing of beauty. I love the serenity of these little abstracts all together.

    I am glad you are able to make the most of the lockdown and spend the time doing what you really enjoy. For me, it’s not making much difference (apart from the problem of securing a delivery slot from Tesco!) because I am home all the time, being housebound unless my hubby takes me out. I continue to enjoy life with all its richness. The great bonus for me during this period is having my hubby around all the time! Normally he’s out and about, gadding here there and everywhere with all his different interests and groups, and half the time I have no idea where he is!! Since the lockdown, I have helped him get his Kindle up and running properly (he’s a dunce where tech is concerned!) and got his temporarily malfunctioning smartphone working again – I’m NO expert on phones but when all else fails… I told him to take the SIM card out and put it back in again, and hey presto, it worked!! He is doing his Slimming World meetings via Zoom and the leader is pleased with his progress. Now that he’s eating ALL his meals courtesy of Yours Truly, the weight is falling off very nicely! We are enjoying our kitties (some sweet pics on my blog this week) and they are loving having my hubby around all the time too, and enjoying our little garden, which is looking really spick and span with all the time my hubby is spending out there!

    I do feel sorry for people who are coping less well with the current situation but with the right attitude, we will get through it all and come out the other side.

    Keep safe and well, Evelyn, and keep smiling – and painting!
    Shoshi x

    1. Thank you for visiting Shoshi.. I know what you mean about delivery slots for shopping – we tried to get an Asda shop delivered and it’s booked up solid !! I’m glad you’re coping with it all ok and as you say we will get through this

  2. Stay safe, Evelyn and cheers for feeling fabulous not going to work! Even though we are all in this health tragedy together, it does help to find others who feel the same, especially using the new found time to explore within. A wellspring of creativity will get us through this and see us to the other side, which hopefully will be a life where we find more ease and pleasure in the beauty that surrounds us, expressed through art! Blessings and good health across the pond.

    1. Nice to hear from you Carol. I hope you’re staying safe and well too. I’m making the most of the extra time I have right now to paint or draw every day!

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