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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time Away From Home, Upside down trees, ann hyde

"Upside down trees"!?  I hear you say.   Well, yes actually this is something we found on our last holiday to the Isle of Wight.     No, not literally trees growing upside down, but a piece of artwork planted in the garden of a Hotel....


here's my photo of them from which I did the above painting...


The Isle of Wight is only a small island, but has a lot to offer.  There is also fun to be had with the place names too.  I remember postcards from years ago (I'm guessing they still sell these over there),

RYDE - Where you walk

FRESHWATER - You do not drink

NEEDLES - You cannot thread

NEWTOWN - That is old

NEWPORT - You cannot bottle

COWES - You do not milk

(okay I'm easily amused) lol.




13 comments:

  1. Great painting of hysterical trees, Ann. How they do that? Love your art, love your sense of humor too!

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    1. Thanks Lynn...not sure how they did this. I think perhaps the trees are some way into the ground, hence they still stand up...but it was brilliant to see, such fun :-)

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  2. Your work is great! How weird these trees are and very interesting. Fun post Ann.:)

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    1. Thanks Gloria....I couldn't believe my eyes actually when we first came across them :-)

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  3. A very interesting painting, I especially love the background. That is a very unusual thing to do with an old tree trunk...maybe they plan to put some hanging vines in the roots.

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    1. Now hanging vines, that would add to them wouldn't it. I used a mop brush for the background, it holds loads of paint and is loose too, so was very easy to paint.

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  4. Great painting of the upside down trees.I love the blue surroundings in your painting. What an idea they had got!

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    1. Thanks Sirkka, yes it was a Very different idea :-)

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  5. What a funny idea!!! Great sketch of it too.

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    1. It was a bit quirky, but very novel :-)

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  6. What a fun place. Nice job on the trees. Lol love your sense of humor too. :)

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  7. never seen anything like that.. it's like an art installation no? I like your sketch and the words you shared are amusing hehehe ;)

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  8. I've been to the Isle of Wight a couple of times, but never seen these sculptures. Quite a strange piece of artwork for a hotel to put in its garden, but it makes a great sketch.

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