“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”
As many things do…. it held, Promise. This old watercolor landscape. It sat upon the studio table among 20 others, all needing further contemplation, further work. Watercolor Landscape Painting How old was it? How long did I hold it in reserve? I’m smiling…. it may shock some, but it is aboutContinue reading “Softening the edges …art and nature”
Watercolors. Back to Basics. Simplicity….. I like it. Its about the basics. Trying to express with the brush, what you see and ‘feel.’ Simplicity A watercolor Christmas holiday tree, kept nice and easy. Not with all the hoopla, and dizzying busy-ness that makes our heads spin. This was deliberate. Created withContinue reading “Return to Basics – Simplicity”
There in the distance…. the deep velvet near black, midnight blue sky twinkles with stars. So it seems. Midnight Dreams In my last post, I did promise a little more interesting “Title.” Sometimes, artists do dream and then create. So it was. I didn’t capture the precise dream like qualities. But IContinue reading “Midnight Dreams: indigo”
Blue Ice caught in between the shadows, cracks and crevices are the ultra rich tones of Prussian blue. A thousand hues of blue, pool against the shores. Captivating. Engaging. Making us pay attention for a moment, to become immersed in the swirls of color. Those gorgeous textures that ask to be touched; to be looked atContinue reading “Blue Ice: painting in prussian blue”
Bold Cocky Prussian blue. Ultramarine blue, Gold. There is a both a Power and a fragility that draws our eye….
Inspired by nature, but absolutely abstract. I’ve had fun painting my CTB #9 using hands, fingers, brushes, fork and palette knife. Whatever was in the studio, was fair game! Cobalt Teal Blue – CTB Cobalt teal blue, prussian blue, quinacridone gold and white was the color palette I chose to use. Continue reading “Cobalt Teal Abstract #9”
The Sea, the sand, the surf…. they beckon to nearly all of us with their siren’s call. Its that turquoise color, that cobalt teal that works its irresistible magic. Every time.
Mixing it UP! Head towards a new art destination… this time. Create exciting fresh art and get out of your rut.