I have been gardening up a storm this week. Spring is in full swing although temperatures here have dipped to … More
Painting of the week: FOREST CONFECTION
When you feel like painting something that is unexpected or new to you, go for it. Especially if you feel some anxiety at the start, you might think, “I could never paint this” or “If I do it, I’ll never show it to anyone”. Well, if you think this way, you must try it because it might turn out to be the key that unlocks your next series or the next step in your painting process.
Simple organization to move forward effectively
Last week, I decided to do my research for the Silent Skies project and find some pictures of the selected … More
Review of the exhibitions and painting of the week: LA PRUCHE (The Hemlock)
Well, the three charity shows of November are over. These causes are very important to me. I am very happy … More
Working on a painting series – Part 8 – Time to reflect and strategize
This is the eight and nine paintings of a series of small contemporary forests I am working on. … More
Some thoughts on varnishing and finishing a painting
Here are some thoughts on varnishing and finishing a painting. When the time comes to finish a painting, my varnish … More
Working on a painting series – part 6
As I am tackling numbers 7 to 12, I am hoping to look at the subject with new eyes and find new ways to design my contemporary forests. Some things I could explore are putting more emphasis on shapes or changing the color relationships.
Working on a painting series – part 5
As mentioned in my previous post, after these paintings, it seems like I’ve run out of ideas to depict my contemporary forests in primary colors. Despite wanting to, I won’t give in and change either my subject or the colors I decided to use (how tempting).
Working on a painting series – part 4
This is the fourth of a series of small contemporary forests I am working on. The previous painting of the … More
Art Workshops – How to benefit from them
But that’s OK because the point of attending an art workshop is to learn something new, be it a new medium, subject matter or technique. You have to go into a workshop with an open mind and should not be expecting to come out with a finished piece ready to hang on your wall. That is not the point of a workshop.