Overlooked I think in the past, many of us brushed past things, too busy to pay attention. Too wrapped up in getting through our list, our agenda, to observe anything more. Many, perhaps, don’t generally take the time to go for a wander onto side paths to investigate….artists like JJ Hilder. But every time IContinue reading “Overlooked”
The fine art of More, with Less. Create paintings that communicate more, even while you use less brushstrokes.
Wet in wet watercolors. Perfect beginners’ techniques to loosen up! Let the paints, do their thing. and You…. Allow, accidents to happen. Wet in Wet Technique WHY I love showing and sharing the Wet in Wet Technique: creates soft beautiful edges its great for Depth, and backgrounds helps to teach usContinue reading “Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet”
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”
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”
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”
Good things are coming – just you wait
My post dawn stroll was magnificent – a Monet Morning. The early light so gentle, so otherworldly… it captivates.
A nice easy and simple arrangement with two vases. One clear, one a dappled cobalt teal blue. Complementary pairing was used with the flowers – Yellow daffodils and Purple magnolias. Still Life Techniques Edges This painting, has a dominance of hard, sharp edges. This means it was painted onContinue reading “Still Life floral watercolors”
Beautiful blues and crystal clear turquoise waters of the sea, seem to always draw us closer. Well, those colors mesmerise me at any rate! Watercolor Experiments This was a lovely fun experiment. Just simply pouring paints on and then watching their tiny particles float and drift, then finally sink as they dried.Continue reading “Sea Coves”