Summer

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”

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!”

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”

Playing around with foliage greens: Watercolor

Watercolor Discoveries –  Fun and loose, playing around. No stress. No schedules. No rules. Today, it does Not matter –  what happens, as long as the painting time is enjoyable! This,  is one of the best painting mottos I have.     Watercolors A few parameters, not rules.   The Parameters: watercolors, greens, not workingContinue reading “Playing around with foliage greens: Watercolor”

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”

Loveliness

Featured today… simply,  because I like it.     Watercolor Landscape   Favorite This remains, one of my favorite paintings.   Small. Unframed. It goes unnoticed for months on end. Stacked in a pile, amongst the many.   Every time I get it out again, it is like a new painting. Its’ loveliness …. fresh,Continue reading “Loveliness”

Pinks and Greens, in the Forest

Another zen stroll. Not so leisurely as most of my strolls but still enjoyable. This time,  there was a deadline.  I was On the clock. In the forest.       Begin With A Plan   I went with one purpose in mind. However, the weather and wind refused to cooperate. I tried to getContinue reading “Pinks and Greens, in the Forest”

Watercolor Magnolias Techniques

Magnolia blooms in watercolor. Fresh and free. Suggesting, giving the impression, of being wild – growing on the tree branches.       Watercolor Magnolias – revisited This is an older watercolor painting of magnolias and leaves that I felt wasn’t quite right. It needed some ‘adjustments.’   Years ago I’d gathered my flower blossomsContinue reading “Watercolor Magnolias Techniques”

Spring Greens

Originally posted on Evelyn Flint Watercolours:
Do you like eating your greens? Personally I love eating my greens BUT…. painting them is a whole lot more fun….. !! I did these watercolour samples back in the spring (hence the title of this post). These lovely shades of green (and some neutrals) were created by mixing…