ROSES IN DIFFERENT MEDIUMS AND STYLES.

[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 →

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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 →

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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