Queen’s Gardens: Sculptural Surprise

The “Part II” of Saturday’s Work Excursions Education. When I present skills, concepts and new techniques, I also learn. I learned …. a LOT, from my venture To Queen’s Gardens in Perth. On the job, on going education. Perfect. Ok. Yes. There have been days, of ‘not so’ perfect. And I most definitely will notContinue reading “Queen’s Gardens: Sculptural Surprise”

Creative Art Inspirations

Stella Terrill Mann, “Every time we say, Let there be! in any form, something happens.” I’ve been away. Not literally, but figuratively. Taking a …. Pause. Reflecting. Many of you, readers, customers, students and friends ask with increasing frequency, “When, are you going to post again?!” “Soon, When it is Time.” Has been my response.Continue reading “Creative Art Inspirations”

Sketching, Life and Nature

What is she  gazing down upon? What is she,  thinking and what is she feeling? By inferring, or hinting at things  just outside their view,   my objective is to engage the viewer more.       Sketches Fast and Loose Photographs often, though not always,  spell out a subject with exact precision.  Recording textures, veins, size,Continue reading “Sketching, Life and Nature”

Summer Retreat

Good Morning! With so much news to share, its been really challenging for me to choose which topic to begin with since my return from summer break.   Summer Summer?  Yes, well,  it is a wild and wet, brisk, winter here in Perth. Refreshing, shall we say. But it is summer, in Seattle.   TheContinue reading “Summer Retreat”

Revealing Brushstrokes, Blue and Orange

Bold blue, outspoken orange.  What drama and action is going on here. Every brushstroke reveals to us …. more. More depth, more energy, more movement.     Brushstrokes   They are a Language. Words unspoken.     They’re a unique tool,  we artists can use to communicative… something. Anything!         Blue andContinue reading “Revealing Brushstrokes, Blue and Orange”

Blue and Orange Complements

In landscapes, paints, flowers…. my eye is always drawn to the blue/orange complement combination. The land around Perth, up north near Kalbarri has beautiful and rich terracotta tones. Perfect, inspirations.     Land and Sea Complements   The boulders and escarpments….. Fiery orange. That ignites the earth when the last light of the sun touchesContinue reading “Blue and Orange Complements”

Sunshine and Roses

Bright and Summery. Who can resist roses with their beguiling perfume and lovely colored petals?     They have a way about them, don’t they? With them…. its all sunshine and roses.                 Even though I now have a most delightful rose garden, I still get ‘inspiration’ elsewhere.Continue reading “Sunshine and Roses”

Pretty Little Inspirations, The Rose

Inspirations   Flowers,  roses can be such a magical source of daily inspiration. To enjoy their beauty, their aroma, and their form. They also,  serve as fabulous and colorful sources to paint very personal and expressionist paintings from. When you have a bouquet in the studio, its as if they are singing and you ….Continue reading “Pretty Little Inspirations, The Rose”