Monday, 30 May 2011

Blue Jellyfish No.6 & a Trip To London

Luckily, I never get tired of painting these blue jellyfish - this is the sixth one so far and it already has a home to go to.  My only complaint is that I am running out of reference photographs with various poses...I might have to take another trip to Boston and it's aquarium, y'know, for research purposes of course!

This has been painted in watercolour on The Langford watercolour paper.  I don't plan on painting another jellyfish just yet, but if you would like to commission one, my arm could definitely be twisted!

Yesterday I took my daughter for a day trip to London.  BBC Weather told me it would be cool and rainy and I believed them - silly me.  So we went armed with coats, warm clothing and an umbrella.  This is what it was like....
warm and sunny.  Thanks Mr. Weatherman, I had to carry two loads of outer clothing and an umbrella around for a whole day while pouring sweat and regretting my decision to wear a t-shirt under my shirt and those nice warm boots! Plus a lot of shops still have their heating on - what's that all about?
Despite that, we had a nice day but cut it short when faced with a mile long queue to get into the London Aquarium - we'd both had enough by then.  We can go again when it isn't a Bank Holiday plus half term.
Neither of us fancied going on the London Eye either - look how that thing is leaning!
Over the years I have watched this little tree grow on the side of the railway bridge across the Thames, amazed at how nature will always find a way.  Where do it's roots go?  What nutrients is it getting from a metal bridge?  How long before some official cuts it down?  How big will it get before that happens?

No other photos from London I am afraid - I was carrying too much!


Magpie Magic said...

I love, love, love my jellyfish. LOL :-) Can't wait to get my greedly little hands on it.

Love your London photos, especially the one with the tree on the bridge. Fabulous shot. xoxox

Sue said...

I often wonder about trees and shrubs growing in impossible places. Never trust those weather forecasters, they're almost never right.