Nadine’s Art Challenge: A room with a view

August 26, 2016

It’s been a long time since one of us managed to host an art challenge and I’m so thrilled that we’re back.
Thank you so much Woolfie girl!

Nadine suggested room, with a view, so I looked outside my studio here in West Cottage and guess what? My studio looks out onto our back garden, the fence, garden gate, and the meadow beyond!

meadow grasses

I’ve loved this meadow for years and years now and, even though the land has been sold and will most likely be developed, (with all sorts of conditions to provide for the wildlife which has been calling it home, so not to worry), I’m so happy I’ve had use of it this long.

crab apple branch

The meadow and our hedges and verges provide me with so much lovely material for inspiration that I don’t need to look any further.

teasel seed heads

Here is a little bouquet of teasel seed heads, hops, rose hips, crab apples and ivy, all from our hedges and verges and the meadow. Took me all of 10 minutes to assemble. Isn’t it beautiful?

late summer wild flower bouquet

And here is a little twist of wild hops hanging from a stray nail in the wall of the cottage.

hops wreath

So with all this luscious late summer beauty just outside my room, I decided on a little painting.
Now, I don’t have a lot of time just now, so I just grabbed the cardboard end of a used up sketch pad and painted a quick abstract background in acrylics and inks.

Veronica Roth studio

And then I grabbed a handful of wildflowers…Queen Ann’s lace and hops…

Veronica Roth art

…and painted them in inks and acrylics and chalks right on that abstract background.

art by Veronica Roth

That’s all the time I had this week, but I’m happy I got some art time in and so grateful for the art challenge inspiration.

Thank you so much Nadine.

When you have a chance, pop by Nadine’s for a peek at everyone else’s rooms with views.

And consider joining us. Any art form will do. You can photograph, paint, sketch, sculpt, carve, print … bake a cake … anything you like. Always check Ariane’s for upcoming art challenges.

I like my wreath. Wonder if it will dry nicely?

hops wreath

Two day on the Thames River at Newbridge plus video
Lunch at the palace next door: Blenheim Palace and a video

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  • Reply tammy j August 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    love love love the abstract colors and the juxtaposition of the still life pieces ON IT!!! beautiful!
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  • Reply Summer August 26, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Very gorgeous painting ?

  • Reply tinyWOOLF August 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    i’m sure it will dry up a treat ad smell heavenly in the process! late summer, here it comes…
    i’m glad you’re happy about our coming togethers, we finally didn’t end up meeting one another!
    it’ll be for another time… not to worry.
    your quick art projects are always the best, veronica, so spontaneous…
    thxs for playing, n
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm August 27, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Such a pretty bouquet .. How lovely to be able to gather these pretties. I’m sure that wreath will dry out V. Such great abstract colours .. Clever you ?
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  • Reply Sharmon Davidson August 27, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Veronica, I’ve never seen wild hops before – they’re so pretty! Your wreath is so pretty, I hope it dries so that you can keep it. The abstract painting with the wildflowers drawn on it is really quite lovely; maybe a new series?
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  • Reply roberto August 27, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Veronica. I watched the pics one by one and (apart that are beautiful pics) what amazed me is the light. .. Strident light i could say.! I liked too to see the table with brushes and pencils and things to work. it is part of the artist intimacy. Thank you!
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  • Reply pieterbie August 27, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I could easily fall in love with your view. I’m a city person, so I miss this kind of view.
    I am equally jealous of you talent to draw or paint what you see. I am hopeless in that way.
    I think I will come back here. There are some more posts that attract my attention.
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  • Reply Carole Reid August 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Your view of your view is a pleasure to see and read. Isn’t Nadine the best for getting us rolling on the AC again!
    Happy days to you in your second home. xo

  • Reply eric August 28, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Love your painting. Nice to see how you’ve transformed the wildflowers into a painting. – eric

  • Reply Lucia August 28, 2016 at 7:39 am

    We must have some arttime! Yes. I love your place.
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  • Reply Susanna Redeker August 28, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Funny today I just picked some HOP to give to my boyfriend! He was very happy with it, ’cause it’s so pretty!
    I love your story about your view and the artistic way of looking to the hop!

    I also had a look at your other post, I just love the small channel-boats!!
    I have never seen them yet, hope to see them one day!

  • Reply Bev August 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I love your painting! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen wild hops before, so you’ve shown me something new!

  • Reply barbara bee August 29, 2016 at 3:36 am

    Hello Veronica,
    this is such an awesome place to live in and what a view! Just stunning. I would probably sit for hours just staring at the beauty of nature.
    And your painting/sketching is such a lovely piece of art and you really don’t need days to create a wonderful artwork – it’s just awesome
    and a perfect reflection of your surrounding. I’m always astouned how talented you are! Thank you so much for your nice comment!!!
    Your flower ensemble is also just wonderful.
    Have a nice time there!
    Barbara Bee

  • Reply annton August 30, 2016 at 1:40 am

    what a gorgeous piece of work. as gorgeous as all that surrounds you. A bit similiar to the richness around here and still so different. I have fallen for it in a sec. Greetings from country side to country side!

  • Reply Tammie August 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    you have lovely and soothing views
    and yes, a beautiful wild bouquet
    I love what you created and so quickly!
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  • Reply daryledelstein September 1, 2016 at 2:54 am

    you clearly dont need much time at all to create beautiful pictures and wreaths
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