Saturday, 5 November 2011

Emmarentia Dam with Cathy-my July postcard has arrived

Cathy's postcard from July finally arrived and I am so thrilled. Cathy has a wonderful way of painting people, you feel like you are right there with the crowd. I love the fisherman standing by the shoreline, the shadows are wonderful and my eye just wants to explore all the details.

It has been so long Cathy didn't remember what she sent me. Thank you Cathy for my wonderful card, well worth the wait.

The scene is the Emmarentia Dam and on the back of the card is an orchid, hidden in the shadows of a shady corner. The stamps are also wonderful and so colorful.  I smudged the writing in photoshop!


10 comments:

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Cathy certainly has the knack with those saturated watercolours and painting figures - very impressive!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

My brain is surely giving out...I was convinced I left a message, because I did see this lovely card before? Cathy...now this is an order: You have to give some class(even if only to me) on how you add your figures. I love it and want to know how? Another of your beautiful cards!
Ronelle

Cathy Gatland said...

Thanks Katherine, and Ronelle - I will try and work out a way to explain it if I can - besides the usual practice x3!! You might have seen a similiar sketch, but I forgot to scan this so haven't shown anybody!

Robyn Sinclair said...

I get so much pleasure out of your figures too, Cathy - they are so believable. Another beautiful, rich painting.

Desiree said...

Thanks Cathy, I love my card so much! I feel like a part of the activity and love letting my eyes wander around the foliage.

Bridget Hunter said...

Isn't it strange to see a July card with those colours and clothes! It shows what different locations we all live in. A lovely card done with Cathy's compositional skill.

Felicity said...

I love Cathy's colours, it's always a joy to see her cards!

vivien said...

I love the rich colours and you involve people in the landscape so well Cathy.

Alison Staite said...

Wow - Those colour combinations are just fantastic!

Pat said...

July in SA very wonderful. I can feel it.

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