Creative Painting, Creative Photography

Photography is very much an integral part of my artistic voice,  my self expression.  Its as important to my art as painting is. Sometimes less, other times more. Even though I’m a ‘hobby’ photographer,  I have thousands of photographs in my ‘library’   filled with  a myriad of  subjects. If I shoot a great shotContinue reading “Creative Painting, Creative Photography”

Viridian, Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Indian Yellow

Viridian, Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Indian Yellow  watercolours and acrylic paints. Viridian and Permanent Rose are complements; Ultramarine blue and Indian yellow are near complements and they pair up harmoniously, whether in watercolours, acrylics or oils and are in my palette for both of the paintings shown. First painting “Bird of Paradise”  is a representationalContinue reading “Viridian, Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Indian Yellow”

What to paint? Day 2

What to paint?!   Ideas can be garnered from a simple roll of masking tape.  Yesterday’s post I mentioned using circles, flowers,  even  a roll of tape for painting ideas.       masking tape – an inspiring and creative tool just  Imagine  how it could be used in your designs think outside the box,Continue reading “What to paint? Day 2”

What to paint? Looking for ideas? for Inspiration?

There are days when you sit and stare out the window, waiting and waiting….for inspiration. Hoping  for some fascinating subject to leap in front of you that says Paint Me! You may begin to read an art magazine. You wonder what to paint. Nothing sounds that interesting.  Does this sound a little familiar to anyone?Continue reading “What to paint? Looking for ideas? for Inspiration?”

Fred Williams Australian master painter

I fell in love with Fred Williams long ago in Sydney. A close friend introduced us in an art gallery. Nothing has deterred my love of Fred, not his being deceased nor my being married,  What an artist! Often I think if I could just paint like Fred, or go where he went, or…. getContinue reading “Fred Williams Australian master painter”

Zen of Colour: In the Forest

Zen of Colour: In the Forest    is a creative  interpretative  watercolour  painting that evokes a lovely sense of tranquility.   This is primarily due to the simplified palette of mainly,   3 tubes of paint. I’ve used indigo for the deep darks,  zoisite a green grey for the back ground,  cobalt teal for theContinue reading “Zen of Colour: In the Forest”

Creative Imagination is an Unchained Imagination

Upcoming  Atwell Gallery Perth workshops Workshop dates January 13 & 20,  2015  –    Landscapes using your Imagination    and Drawing using your Imagination. Both workshops are designed to show playful fun methods that help develop and rediscover your imagination. It is the unchained imagination that releases an infinity of possibilities, inventions and creations.  Every invention beganContinue reading “Creative Imagination is an Unchained Imagination”

Photos as Reference Material

Zoom into a flower with just the stamens, or zoom into a glass vase with just its reflections, maybe take a photo of just clouds only, or the ripples in a pool, perhaps in black and white, or sepia. In other words, take photos in a way you have not tried before nor have seenContinue reading “Photos as Reference Material”