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”
Timeless. Art that resonates and echoes within. From the Japanese, “hibiki” meaning Echo, Resonance.
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.
Bold blue, outspoken orange. What drama and action is going on here. Every brushstroke reveals to us …. more. More depth, more energy, more movement. Brushstrokes They are a Language. Words unspoken. They’re a unique tool, we artists can use to communicative… something. Anything! Blue andContinue reading “Revealing Brushstrokes, Blue and Orange”
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 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”
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”
The first day of May always brings a smile to my face! As a kid, in the green but rainy Pacific NW, that was the day that heralded …. Spring. Florals May 1….. It was my non-official day to get outside and find Spring flowers around the gardens. I’d dash out in betweenContinue reading “Florals for May Day”
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!”
Outdoors, fresh air. Wandering through the woods. Its lovely out there! Inspiring. I’ve combined two of my favorite things, painting and nature…. trees. Inspired As I mentioned in my last post, zen strolls, I’ve been working. Creating. Inspired by the trees, in color. Watercolor Charts Two Basic color charts in watercolor. Easy. AndContinue reading “Trees, in Color”