View from the M56, Helsby Hill

A painting from memory.
Helsby Hill overlooks Frodsham Marshes and the River Mersey. Welsh hills in the distance.

Shibden Valley, Looking South

Shibden Valley, Looking Souyh I, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
Shibden Valley, Looking South II, a watercolour painting by Jo Dunn, 2021
The footpath heading south from Corporal Lane, Queensbury, BD13.
Shibden was formerly spelt Schepedene – the sheep vale.
It’s high up and my brother lives nearby. We joke about how it’s always 10° colder there than in Leeds – even though he’s only 20 miles away…

 

 

Snow and No School

Friday Afternoon, Snow and No School. The watercolour painting shows a park on slope in the snow and people out playing, talking and sledging. January 2021

Despite the ongoing difficulties, people of various ages have
been out enjoying the snow.
Or in my case, watching people of various ages enjoying the snow…
This was last Friday afternoon, in Chapel Allerton Park, LS7.
And it was a beautiful day.

 

 

Still Life with Witch Hazel

Still Life with Witch Hazel IV - watercolour painting by Jo Dunn Still Life with Witch Hazel III - watercolour painting by Jo DunnNew paintings for a new year…
Witch hazel is said to have various healing properties – something
we could all do with right now.

 

 

After Mystic Nativity

After Mystic Nativity, Botticelli 1500 - painting by Jo Dunn, 2020, to celebrate this Christmas, after a really bad coronavirus yearAfter ‘Mystic Nativity‘, a painting from 1500 by Sandro Botticelli.
The Mystic Nativity is said to depict the end of the world, even though the main theme is one of peace. Happy Christmas, one and all. 

Mystic Nativity - a painting by Sandro Botticelli, from 1500AD

Under Lockdown Skies

Under Lockdown Skies - original watercolour painting by Jo Dunn 2020View from the Park drawing iii by Jo Dunn 2020This second lockdown is hard.
The longest month in history? – and still 12 days to go.

 

 

 

Catching a Pike

A fishing memory… from 1972, summer holiday on Lake Windermere.
It bent the rod double – nobody thought I could hold it…
Woke up recently with this in my head.
I asked dad about it, and he sent me the slide below…

We gave the pike to the girls on the next boat,
and they cooked it for their tea.