Impressionist Colors of the Sea… John Peter Russell

A fine example, a master of the impressionist era.  John Peter Russell should not go unnoticed by art lovers. Admittedly, while in America I hadn’t heard of him. Until  I moved to Australia and visited the New South Wales Art Gallery.       Impressionist Artist   What Beautiful colors. Exquisite brush movement. The sensitivityContinue reading “Impressionist Colors of the Sea… John Peter Russell”

Edward Seago: Inspirational Master Artist

Edward Seago,  what can I say? Definitely he has been under appreciated.  We all know Monet, Picasso, Renoir. Seago? Not so much. But let’s  remedy that now!     Edward Seago Inspires Both the oils and watercolors go beyond the ordinary. Beyond good. His brush takes you on a journey.   Edward was born 1910Continue reading “Edward Seago: Inspirational Master Artist”

Watercolor Secret, its in the ‘kiss’

Watercolor Secret….. It is simple and Quick! Just allow your loaded up watercolor brush to lightly ‘kiss’ the paper surface. Think of your paper as if it were a delicate butterfly wing you don’t wish to damage. But to  – merely touch with the gentlest of touches. That is it. Nothing complicated, just simple.  Continue reading “Watercolor Secret, its in the ‘kiss’”

4 Findings – in the art studio

What is in my studio!? Like some of you there are days, I don’t dare even look. But, then like today the spirit captures me and I dig in.   Here are a few of my findings I found enjoyable. Things I’d forgotten.  Images long left in the boxes. Unseen.     4  Art FindingsContinue reading “4 Findings – in the art studio”

Return to Basics – Simplicity

Watercolors.  Back to Basics. Simplicity…..   I like it. Its about the basics. Trying to express with the brush, what you see and ‘feel.’       Simplicity A watercolor Christmas holiday tree, kept nice and easy. Not with all the hoopla, and dizzying busy-ness that makes our heads spin.   This was deliberate. Created withContinue reading “Return to Basics – Simplicity”

Watercolor …. daydreams II

It gets challenging around this time of year. Finding exciting new “titles”  and whipping up spiffy new art designs. When, we are all, juggling 3 too many tasks as it is! So. I guess,  we’re stuck with this title. But,  I promise, to do better. Next Time!!       Watercolor DayDreams Watercolor paintings inspiredContinue reading “Watercolor …. daydreams II”

5 Art Techniques: shouting or soothing

What a contrast!   The calm, contemplative quietness of previous paintings in comparison to today’s image. With an almost aggressive stance the bouquet  leaps in front, jumps ahead of the line. Demanding. Its seems strange to think that paintings can soothe us, or can provoke us.  That  they can create mood, feeling,  ambience, atmosphere. That theyContinue reading “5 Art Techniques: shouting or soothing”

Blue Ice: painting in prussian blue

Blue Ice caught in between the shadows, cracks and crevices are the ultra rich tones of Prussian blue. A thousand hues of blue, pool against the shores. Captivating. Engaging. Making us pay attention for a moment,  to become immersed in the swirls of color. Those gorgeous textures that ask to be touched; to be looked atContinue reading “Blue Ice: painting in prussian blue”