Buildings

A few months back I decided to do a series of watercolour paintings of all of our shared homes.

whimsey-park-2-rs

our first home together was this three bedroom, ground floor red brick maisonette (or flat!) in the Carlton area of Nottingham. The flat had a small back garden and superb views over the Trent Valley.

8 x 10 inch watercolour and ink pen on lightweight watercolour paper.

douglas-cres-2-rs

After a couple of years in the flat, we bought this detached, red brick, three bedroom house just a stones-throw away from the last property. A long, thin back garden had a large pond, flower beds and lots of birds, and, again, a great view over the Trent Valley.

8 x 10 inch watercolour and ink pen on lightweight watercolour paper.

After 10 happy years in this house, fate intervened and a new job prompted a move to Canada, namely Montreal, Quebec.

harness-ridge-2-rs

A very different type of house, and our very first basement, not to mention a whole new garden list!

8 x 10 inch watercolour and ink pen on lightweight watercolour paper.

 

Twelve years later, and another move, to the seaside, Cape Sable Island in Nova Scotia to be exact.

dunbelievin-2-rs

This one has perhaps the best view of all, of Barrington Bay and saltmarshes. A telescope situated permanently in the front room window has ensured a great garden list.

x 10 inch watercolour and ink pen on lightweight watercolour paper.

 

Here is a picture I did as a gift for local friends. I allowed my imagination to run wild with the birds they might get in their garden, however they are actually all possible!

mike-and-sandras-house-rs

8 x 10 inch watercolour pencil and ink pen on lightweight watercolour paper.