poetry and prose about place

climbing roses 7-28

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Climbing roses seem to me to be one of the quintessential elements of England.  On the 28th day of my virtual bike trip along the Cornwall coast, roses seemed to clamour over every door …


7-28 map


7-28 journal


These are a few of the climbing roses of Portloe …


7-28 roses 2


7-28 roses 1


7-28 roses 3


Best View: the rugged coast at Portloe … I am trying ‘resist’ to keep small areas white as I paint … you apply the ‘resist’ to the watercolour paper before you begin to paint and then rub it off afterward … worked well, but I have to pay attention to the shape of the small areas of ‘resist’ …


September 7, 2013  'rugged coast at Portloe'   Jane Tims

September 7, 2013 ‘rugged coast at Portloe’ Jane Tims


The ‘resist’ can also be used to leave white space where flowers should be …


August 25, 2013  'roses in Reviskey'   Jane Tims

August 25, 2013 ‘roses in Reviskey’ Jane Tims


Copyright 2013  Jane Tims

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  1. I have enjoyed all of your watercolours, but I think these two are my favorites so far. Beautiful, Jane. 🙂



    October 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

    • Hi Robin. Thanks. It’s hard for me to know what others must think of them. Jane


      jane tims

      October 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

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