Inspired by The Clouds

Clouds….. The artist’s candy store!   What lovely inspirational things clouds are.  Filled with gold and silver. Bright and bold. Even the plain jane grey clouds can become magnificent purple blacks with rosy inflections.     Georgia O’Keefe has a brilliant quote, “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’tContinue reading “Inspired by The Clouds”

Resolving An Old Painting

A few weeks ago I posted  Good News about Epic Art Failures filled with several exuberant images that were not yet resolved. I had a bit of a think and reassessed the mountain created with watercolours using a palette knife.   I determined that the perimeters needed quite a bit of softening, which was done veryContinue reading “Resolving An Old Painting”

Many Moods of the Sea

Art inspired by the many faces of the ocean – vibrant tropical coral reefs, tide pools, windswept sea surface and sailing-  these images convey just a few of the many moods that the sea has to offer. The Ocean, in all its diversity provides me a rich and unlimited source of creative inspiration.  In yesterday’sContinue reading “Many Moods of the Sea”

Good News about Epic Art Failures

The Good News is there’s a lot to be gained by yesterday’s art wreckages. This morning I reviewed my ‘artistic overflow of enthusiasm’  i.e. experiments that look pretty horrible.   I came up with a plan and 6 ways these less than ideal images can be of use to me. I’m quite determined to salvageContinue reading “Good News about Epic Art Failures”

Scarlet Inferno – oils and graphite

Scarlet Red flashes amidst the dove grey and darker charcoals.  Like a cardinal flying in the winter skies of New England.  ……..I can imagine. I can imagine the white as snow falling upon the land, cooling.   One of my favourite mottos is  “Imagine and Create.” Indeed, I can Imagine!   Today was a bitContinue reading “Scarlet Inferno – oils and graphite”

Tree Paintings Watercolours

Watercolours are a versatile medium, they don’t have to be wishy washy. They can be bold with bright sunlight dappling the forest or calm, serene.  Two of my personal favourite tree paintings These  are two of my favourite watercolour tree paintings. Very different from each other one so very tranquil,  the other with shadows &Continue reading “Tree Paintings Watercolours”

Green Earth, Prussian Blue and Burnt Umber: Making your own paints

Creating your own unique recipes for color mixes… using your imagination as you blend new tones and shades together. It is so fun. And its not difficult. You don’t have to be a ‘paint manufacturer’ to do it either. You just need a few ingredients and of course the appropriate dust mask. Its a wonderfullyContinue reading “Green Earth, Prussian Blue and Burnt Umber: Making your own paints”

Cerulean and Prussian Blue Pair Up

Power house Prussian  blue and sensitive cerulean team up beautifully together in landscapes, still life or abstract paintings.  Lights and Darks contrast perfectly on the full sheet,  22 x 30 inch cotton rag watercolor paper.         Prussian Blue   Prussian blue pb27 is a very intense strong dark midnight blue with aContinue reading “Cerulean and Prussian Blue Pair Up”

Tree Reflections in Watercolour

Painting trees is a fun and relaxing subject in any media, for me.  But, it takes a little time to chill out and de-stress  before you’re ready and able to impart the serenity of the scene.  Rushing to paint after a hectic day, frantic drive or traffic jam  has led me to muddy up moreContinue reading “Tree Reflections in Watercolour”