They do not sow, nor reap, nor gather.

This post was originally published on 7/9/2017.  Updated on 15/10/2018. Birds have that something that is a little more challenging for me as an artist than most subjects.  I am a bird-lover and I guess the main reason why I am attracted to birds, besides their beauty is their happiness!  Painting and photographing birds have filled many... Continue Reading →

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The art of tea and tasting.

I love tea and coffee, coffee in the mornings, the rest of the day it is 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, but then the flowers... Continue Reading →

The same painting, but two different results.

I enjoy experimenting with art. Above and beneath you can two entirely different results of the same scene. The first painting is created using organic material and paint.  I loved the result of this, however, it did pose a problem when the organic matter decayed, so I removed the leaves, which left an interesting impression. ... Continue Reading →

Using blue in art (and poetry).

Using blue in a painting, (other than in those paintings where it is considered natural, i.e. water, sky, etc.), generally promotes feelings of depression, addiction, sadness, mystery, and the darker side of life. One of my favourite artists who went through a ‘blue period’ was Picasso, from 1901 to 1906.  All of his works during... Continue Reading →

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