From the Artist’s Studio

glass textures

I find on occasion, myself in a quandary of what to do once I’m finally in the studio with time to paint.  I might have to then look around the studio for some ideas, inspiration, anything that sparks an interest. It could be ‘just playing’ with paint in a glass vase.

Orange glass abstract
Orange Glass Abstract
Paint Play
Paint Play
division of space
Divisions of Space
gouache scissors
gouache scissors

It could be a full sheet of Indian Village paper Mark Rothko style.

Blue vase
Looking Through the Blue Vase
watercolour blue bottles
Bottles in Blue

It maybe trying to see things from a different perspective

art brushes watercolour
Art Brushes watercolour

It could be monochromatic brush drawing.

And then there’s always my several hundred assorted brushes to create still life paintings from.

Wherever my creativity takes me that day,      for however long or short,   I keep the mindset to   be kind to myself and to   learn from whatever I have done that day.

A favourite quote  I keep in the studio is from Albert Einstein,

Imagination   is more important than knowledge,    for while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand,     IMAGINATION  points to all we might yet discover and  Create.”

Published by debiriley

The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

2 thoughts on “From the Artist’s Studio

  1. Great quote from Albert Einstein, almost as good as yours, “be kind to myself”. Love all the creativity on this post. I’m sure your students must be inspired by you 🙂

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    1. Oh, there’s no one like Albert E! and thank you for that kind compliment 🙂 students kept busy today with tonal value studies and monochromes.. with just a little Twist.

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