Friday Fictioneers 14th January

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is our host for the weekly Friday Fictioneers photo challenge.
This week our picture is provided by Bradley Harris.
She sat at her easel and wondered if clouds had thoughts.
Do they dip their toes in the ocean when no-one’s looking, or do they simply glide by and skim the surface?
The blues in her palette were of various hues, but she could not capture the beauty of the sky and cloud formation out to sea.
Sighing contentedly, she reached for her Plan B and used the camera.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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42 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 14th January

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Always important to have a back-up plan

  2. murisopsis says:

    Plan B was a winner!

  3. Sadje says:

    Lovely image to work with

  4. Great job. I’d use the camera as plan A

  5. James McEwan says:

    Painting takes time and patience, at least with the photograph she could continue her painting at home, finding the right colours.

    • Our friend does something similar. He finds a picture he likes, then paints his own interpretation of it. We have a few of his originals and he has recently had a couple commissioned for Christmas cards.

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    I hope she uses the photo to go back and try the painting again! Lovely whimsey Di

  7. elmowrites says:

    Even cameras don’t always do the sky justice, in my experience, but I like her comfort in switching media!

  8. Bill says:

    And with a photo, one can paint it when the mood strikes. Well done.

  9. If all fails….! Nicer one, Di.

  10. Dear Di,

    It’s always a challenge to capture the right colors with a brush. πŸ˜‰



    • I can imagine Rochelle which is why I admire those who can paint. A friend studies a picture then interprets it in his own way. Do you have a preference, ie oils or watercolours?

  11. Dale says:

    I love the imagery of the clouds dipping their toes in the water!
    And I’m with plan B πŸ˜‰

  12. Margaret says:

    Capturing the moment or the essence of reality in art – that’s the challenge. Paints, cameras or words; we’re always trying to reach that artistic goal. Nice story.

  13. i b arora says:

    the plan b succeeds, often

  14. I was watching tutorials online about painting, those ones that go along with Paint Nite classes. It seems so easy but I know better!

  15. jillyfunnell says:

    Both media are art to me – and completely beyond my capabilities. So I hope she preserves her gift via the camera and the brush.

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