THE SEED OF GOLD. The ground was mould and mirey soil, Choked by weed, briar and toil. But as the mystery of life unfolds, A being swathed in virtuous light Into the sludge, placed he a seed of gold. By-and-by, the seed was birthed With pains at first, Battling rebellious thorn and dirt. Miraculously... Continue Reading →
BUTTERFLIES ON CROTON LEAVES. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/butterflies-on-croton-leaves-caroline-street.html [This post features 4 images.] I have many favorite things in my life, and I have combined four of them in this post, i.e., art, photography, crotons and butterflies. (You know, those flowers that fly around 🦋🦋🦋 and bring such joy to the heart ❤️! I am fortunate to have... Continue Reading →
What started off as a fairly good year, filled with positive thoughts in fact turned into a nightmare for people all over the world. In South Africa, the virus took a while to reach our shores, but the inevitable happened. It seems that most countries have reached their peak, but in SA it is said... Continue Reading →
Over the last three years I have collected charity scarves with a view of doing something with them. The Covid-19 lockdown has got me doing things other than painting. I have two old Elna sewing machines which I cleaned and oiled, and also gave my sewing paraphernalia a good sorting out. In the sewing basket,... Continue Reading →
I experiment quite a bit with art and thought I’d give cross-hatching a try. It is something I am familiar with, having practiced it a lot when I did a drawing course years ago, however, I never kept up with it. I started with a simple pen drawing, keeping it neat and tidy as pen... Continue Reading →
[This post contains 11 images] I was one of those artists who avoided painting roses for many years. The first few miserable attempts I made, I found myself drowning in petals. It was all too confusing to say the least - the way the petals slip in behind each other - the gentle tapering curves... Continue Reading →
I keep digital art 'real', and would be able to recreate each creation onto canvas using brush and paint.
I love tea and coffee; coffee in the mornings, and the rest of the day I drink tea. No wonder I painted a couple of cups of tea and just one coffee. Maybe I should be eating more apples than drinking tea - I guess this went through my mind as I painted. The featured... Continue Reading →