Monday, June 21, 2010

Tenacity ~ Mixed Media

This is certainly a departure for me...this is a mixed media piece, Masa paper on canvas, watercolour and fluid acrylics, a bit of ink, gauze, and spider webbing! It's 24" x 12", not framed. I'm going to enter it into a show called "On The Edge", and while it does represent a physical edge, it has also pushed me over a creative edge, which is a good thing!

I have to say, it's hard to get a good photo. I took this one this morning, and you can see the shadows formed by the texture of the paper. Depending on the direction of the light, you get different shadows. It's also hard to see the metallic sheen of the gold and copper paint.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Few from my Garden Journal Sketchbook

Last year, I tried to paint all the perennials in my garden and I think I accomplished that. This year I'm sketching some of my annuals and other things around the yard.
I think I've become more comfortable sketching and I'm learning to simplify. Using a fine point pen and watercolour wash has made the process easier. Now I wish I'd used this technique from the beginning! Oh well, live and learn!

Friday, June 4, 2010


My painting, "Make Hay While the Sun Shines", was juried into the 5th Annual Desmond Juried Art Exhibition and Sale in Ridgetown, Ontario!

My thanks to everyone for their encouragement!

I'm working on another piece for a show in Chatham this summer. The theme is "On the Edge"a nd it's completely different in style from my "Make Hay" painting. Actually it's completely different than anything I've done! I'm almost finished, so I'll post a photo this weekend.