Friday, September 29, 2017
Hello to the loyal readers of this art blog. Thank you for your dedication if reading this blog in its somewhat random appearances over the years. In the next month or two I will be changing the format of this blog and inviting you all to come to a new location to read a more regular edition of this. Please watch and check back for these changes.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
I have had a few people ask me about my process lately and they were wondering how I came to have the appearance of such fine detail. I thought I would repost this series of photos that show step by step how this painting came from start to finish. I always work with a delicate drawing and thin paint. Often the pencil lines still show through and add to the end result. Hope you enjoy it.
Monday, August 14, 2017
This painting started because I was gifted with this beautiful bee hive. My awesome husband brought it to me. It has hung around my studio for several years now and I have been waiting for the right idea to pop up so that I could include it in a painting. The hive is a beautiful globe of grey paper hanging gracefully from a branch. This bear had just the right look of curiosity for this painting.
It is acrylic on board and is available.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
There is allot of wonderful supplies in my studio but in the end I really don't use that many in most paintings.
Over the years, it has been refined down to some great staples. It is mostly Golden liquid paints, they are great colours and the right consistency for the detail I paint. For the week they are poured into small capped containers. Generally it is a fairly limited palette....6 colours plus about 4 extra.
Out of 5 favourite brushes, the majority of every painting is created with a number 6 round. It just feels great in my hand and has a point fine enough for detail yet holds enough paint for faster work also.
I like to have lots of natural bits and pieces around to enjoy and use for inspiration....pinecones and branches etc. A good solid easel and it is a happy day.