Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tap heaven for WOYWW

I have been madly working on
my jellyfish painting this week.
I'm entering an art show that I thought
was ages away and it turns out it's only a couple
of weeks away (oops).
The Jellies are closest to finished so they are going
in along with my finished bird painting.
My desk is full of inky goodies
with bottles of straight ink and some mixed with clear ink
to make it less dark.  I use a paint brush to glaze areas
that I want darker so the jellies stand out more.
I still can't get the turquoise to come out and it isn't bright blue, it's violet! Argh, cameras hate me!!
I still have a bit of adjusting to do but you have to wait for
it to dry before doing the next layer, drives me nuts
and that's why I don't use oils anymore.

I also had some gooping fun with the bird I drew up last week

Still a long way to go but looking good so far.

My liposuction parrot (from last week) is looking really nice now
she's all inked up and raring to go...
Just need to do a head and foot transplant  :)
Still some poocack to go into the background.

But ... and it's a bit but
the best thing has happened...
I need new taps for our upstairs bathrooms
because the water is coming from the taps instead
 of the spouts and I saw the perfect taps.

What does this tap remind you of????
The clue is standing behind the tap..

But then I saw the name of the tap

Oh yeah, all is right in the world now!!!

Every time I turn on the shower I can yell
My hubbie's gonna go nuts (mwa ha ha).

cough, cough.

Well, that's mine for this week,
now why don't you have a look at the other
desks around the world.
Just press here

There's some ink calling my name, time
to go and play.



  1. Can I come and sit for awhile and watch you paint please. I promise not to get in the way
    Lynn xx 36

  2. Now that's my kind of worktable! Loving your paintings especially the jellyfish

  3. I'd like to join Lynn please... just to sit watching you bring it all to life. Fascinating. Your desk looks fantastically messy which means you're creating.
    I like your taps which is shocking to me because I hated (and was traumatized) by the day like 😲 xoxo

  4. Lolol, love your taps! Your mind really does run parallel to's daft things like that which make me happy :-). That and the colours of your jellyfish painting...gorgeous, even if you say the colours aren't right. I don't care!
    Hugs, LLJ 31 xx

  5. Love your paintings and I had a great giggle at the taps. Happy WOYWW!

  6. Wow some beautiful paintings. Good luck at the Art show. Your colors are great. Taps? we don't have such here.But good luck with them.

  7. Your paintings are always exquisite. Good luck with your upcoming art show. Happy WOYWW! #44

  8. Hi Vonny - I'm addicted to visiting your blog - I just love your paintings - you'd win first prize if I was the judge. Love seeing the birds and jellyfish pop out of your paintings. Have a fabulous week Cheers RobynO#24

  9. Grrrr! My comment disappeared. Hi there, Vonny. Great paintings - I just love those jelly fish. The liposuction seems to have done the trick! Adore those taps - despite not liking the programme - our kids used to watch from behind splayed fingers!!
    Take care. trust the show goes well.
    God bless.
    Margaret #3

  10. Your Doctor Who obsession cracks me up Von!! My Nephews have a similar obsession - a third of you age mind you, hehe! ;0)
    I LOVE your paintings already - and that Jelly Fish painting is amazing!! Really feels like I'm under that water!! Amazing!! :0)

  11. Your artwork is amazing, as usual! I love the jelly fish and I can imagine it with turquoise in it.
    Wow! What brilliant taps! Are you a Dr Who fan? (sounds like it...)
    Have a great week,
    PS I'm thinking of our fellow desk hopper Shoshi today who's operation has been postponed yet again! I can't imagine how she must be feeling.

  12. Stunning paintings Vonny, think I'll pass on the Dr Who bathroom accessories though.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #4

  13. your art leaves me speechless but the tap had me laughing out loud :)
    ~Stacy #59

  14. Oh my gosh! I had a good laugh over your Dalhek tap! Dr. Who probably won't visit your house... LOL! Love your paintings!!! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #54

  15. Those new taps--what a scream! Love the gooping on your painting. Liposuction parrot is looking quite fit now. I don't care if they are purple or blue or a mix in between--the jellyfish painting makes me happy. It has such great movement to it. Judy #64

  16. I do love those jellyfish! I think that painting is amazing. The movement on the painting is gorgeous and the colours so vibrant.
    Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 28

  17. e x t e r m i n a t e - wow this is great. Beautiful paintings BTW.

    Thanks for sharing, drop on by. Happy WOYWW Pat #63

  18. I'm loving the jellyfish painting. I know you will do well in the show. :)
    April #68

  19. The paintings are incredible - I love the jellyfish! good luck with the show. The new taps are great, I love them. Can hear you yelling exterminate now... thanks for the visit already - I only had one, so had absolutely NO trouble with the photo, thank you very much, lol!!

  20. Oh, that jellyfish painting is AH-MAY-ZING!! Love it!
    And your taps. . .hahahaha! I wouldn't have seen it myself, but don't think I can un-see it now. And to be named as such. Too, too funny!

  21. Ha, ha, ha ... love the Dalek taps! Who would have thought!
    The weather down here is also very un-Autumny too! Far too hot.
    Those jellyfish are just too scary, honestly.
    Thanks for dropping by. (I've been off on a tangent, net surfing, looking for very low tack tape to use with watercolour paper.)

  22. Oh that jelly fish painting is just heavenly - those colours are so rich and velvety. Just stunning! Love the taps too and had a giggle! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #48

  23. I really enjoy reading your blog and I love your paintings. I agree with you, painting with oil makes me nervous, because it has to dry for ages.
    Gabriele 23

  24. oh my word, your paintings are to die for, if I lived closer i 'd buy it off you
    Bridget #1


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