Carmel in scripture is spoken of as complete, full, and perfect, and this in the spiritual sense can be applied in the search of Truth.
Over the years I have collected garden paraphernalia but eventually the weather takes it toll on everything. Things get broken and colors fade. It is at this point these items usually get discarded. Well, I decided, not this time!
I have always admired the beauty of the poppy, and am intrigued that such a soft, delicate, flower has wreaked havoc and death in peoples lives by the opium produced from the seeds. The flower is also a symbol of remembrance of 20 million deaths in the first world war.
I enjoy still-life art, usually the type with food and crockery painted in oils. However, this series of still-life focuses on the details of the food.
1. One old canvas to which a new drawing is added. 2. Fresh oil paint. 3. The painting begins! I have a few old paintings that I never liked, so instead of throwing them in the trash, I am recycling them. Canvasses are expensive, so if one can recycle, why not? The original painting was... Continue Reading →
Using blue in a painting, other than where it is considered natural, generally promotes feelings of depression, sadness and mystery. One of my favourite artists who went through a ‘blue period’ was Picasso, from 1901 to 1906. All of his works during this time depict strong feelings of gloom and despair. The Absinthe Drinker (after... 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 →