Making Magic

We all, can make Magic. One way, or in another. In some measure. It doesn’t have to be “Art” nor music, nor even in the sciences. Maybe you are one of the generous ones, the kind and thoughtful ones. Sharing your enthusiasm and your knowledge freely. That. Is a special kind of magic. People don’tContinue reading “Making Magic”

Expressionist Creative Perth Artist

Abstract expressionism is a perfect technique that connects to your creativity, boosts self confidence, self awareness, and enhances your own communication skills.

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”

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”

Watercolors Rescued… from the bin

A moment of despair.  It didn’t go as planned. The result was not what was expected, wanted, desired. And so, it was crumpled. Torn. Thrown away.  Discarded. How many times, how many ways, how many things does this relate to? I wonder. We often panic too soon it seems.     Rescues Both of theseContinue reading “Watercolors Rescued… from the bin”

Color of Imagination…. Purple 9

So much fun to be had with the color purple. Our imaginations take flight more so, with this one magic and mysterious color. And, at last,  the left brain….takes a seat.   “What,  IF….”  is the dominant theme with 9  “purple, violet, magenta, lilac, lavender”  images below. No rules, just play.       MagicContinue reading “Color of Imagination…. Purple 9”

Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art

  “We arrive totally new at the various stages of life and there we often lack experience despite the number of our years.” Francoise de La Rochefoucauld VI  1613  French writer     In Stages I think his quote sums up our experience with painting, art, as well.   Every time we think we attainContinue reading “Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art”

Gardens in Color!

Gorgeous rich ruby red stalks splaying out in verticals and diagonals. The reds, a perfect foil to the citrine green foliage. Delightful Colors found in the garden.     Illustrations…. This photograph, is one of the few, I would use as a direct source to paint from. It would (and will)  make a lovely illustration, Continue reading “Gardens in Color!”

Hints, of blue….. its ‘key’

Four acrylic mixed media abstracts; all with the power of blue. Harnessed together with opposing forces of tonal values. Discover how you can effectively use these intriguing differences: high key and low key.       Light and Shade Light and shade, or as I term it, Tonal Values.     High Key With aContinue reading “Hints, of blue….. its ‘key’”

A Simple Pleasure, the flower

The taste of a petal upon the morning breeze. A simple pleasure, really.       Change of Plans I’d planned to write up a post on cold wax today; showing you a fantastic book I’ve read.  Plus a few art samples. My heart just wasn’t there.   I needed a zen stroll.  But, IContinue reading “A Simple Pleasure, the flower”