Green With Envy – Reproduction

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Green With Envy – Reproduction

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Green With Envy – Reproduction

Watercolour on cold-pressed.

Size: A3

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Green With Envy – Reproduction

Watercolour on cold-pressed.

Size: A3

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I have just completed some work with a client in Durban.  We worked as a team in a lovely light, airy room in a nursery on a hillside on the outskirts of the city.  I love the tropical climate in Durban.  It is hot and humid, though, in mid-summer, visitors like me can find it stifling.   Fortunately, the weather is overcast so it was cool.

The Nursery, “Green with Envy” was just around the corner from where I stayed, so I returned yesterday to sit and reflect on the session.  There is such a pleasant coffee shop.   Wednesday is ladies day apparently so the coffee shop was chock-a-block with chattering groups of women.  I joyful sound.  I found a quieter place on a terrace where I could sit in my private fog of exhaustion and enjoy the huge trees, the bird calls and the tree frogs that called now and again.

From where I sat I could see the gift-shop and the gardens.  Eventually, I realised it was time to paint.  As I started work two Zulu women came to work in the garden just below me.  As they worked they chatted quietly, a slow light, the rolling conversation that seemed to fit in with the place and the hint of drizzle.  It was all very relaxing.   I did not want to embarrass anyone so I did the best I could with a few glances.  The woman in the painting was leaning forward with her hand on her knee.

I would like to have done this on Arches Hot Pressed but used a sheet of cold-pressed 380 x 280 mm.

You can read the full blog post for this painting here https://sjqwatercolour.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/green-with-envy/

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The original of this painting (Green With Envy – Original) is available here: https://sjqwatercolour.com/watercolour-paintings-shop/en-plein-air/green-with-envy-original

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Dimensions 25 × 35 cm
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