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”
Category Archives: nature
Is It, Art?
What is it, that truly, defines “art”? Perhaps Thomas Merton gives insight with his words…. “Art, enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thus, those things that allow us to do this – meet my definition of Art.
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”
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”
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”
…a few of my favorite things (palette knife & cobalt teal)
I don’t think it comes as a big surprise. Most of you, probably felt certain you’d see cobalt teal blue pop up here! As well as, my handy PK1008 palette knife. Favorite Things in Art For me, both the palette knife and Cobalt Teal Blue …. are pure delight. ProvidingContinue reading “…a few of my favorite things (palette knife & cobalt teal)”
Cereal Boxes and Printmaking Landscape Collagraphs
I created a random design, using a discarded cereal box to cut shapes from. Then … I thought I’d try to be clever. Tricky. Try something new. Instead of doing the normal thing, I chose to try a new path. I used small foam sticky pads to adhere those shapes to my base plate. YouContinue reading “Cereal Boxes and Printmaking Landscape Collagraphs”
The word, “Summer” conjures up a myriad of thoughts, ideas, feelings. Fun. “Summer” It might evoke thoughts of …… By gone days. Picnics in the past, spent under a shady tree while the warm breeze rustles the sun dappled leaves. Or in the cool peaceful breeze of the patio. For the underContinue reading “Summer”
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