To Create What is it ‘to create?’ Why might this interpretive definition be important to you? While I’m specifically writing this article for the current participants of my courses in Perth, I feel it is relevant for many others who’d like to be encouraged, as they create. People who create things – ‘Creators’ We doContinue reading “Art – Acts of Creation”
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”
The Sea and its aqua tinted beaches, is a place of inspiration for most of us. And whether we are physically there or not, we can enjoy the sense of ‘being’ there. We can go beyond the limitations of having to actually be somewhere to reap the benefits. The Sea From the beaches south, downContinue reading “From The Sea to Watercolors and, Beyond”
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)”
Short and quick today. Observing how water can be painted using watercolors. Painting Water In the samples shown, I’ve created the impression, the illusion of water on paper. Cobalt teal blue in watercolor helps, of course. But, so does understanding the tones, the feeling, mood, and which of the common techniques to use.Continue reading “Watercolor Techniques: painting water”
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”
“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”
Cobalt teal blue works its magic once more, whispering in the skies as the inferno below scorches the land. Inspiration: sparks from just an ember Its simple really. Being inspired. If you think about it. Burning Drive How would I explain this term, “inspiration?” To be inspired – Continue reading “Watercolors: from an ember”
Where do you go, for serenity? The quiet respite, can be found along the soft sandy shores. The sounds of gulls and incoming waves, play like a melody in your mind.
Glorious buttery oils in cobalt, teal and silvery white, circling the canvas round and round. Soothing the eye and pulling you in, to become lost within.