Recycled Art Canvas.

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 →

Mystic Blue

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 →

They do not sow, nor reap, nor gather.

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 of my hours.  The featured image in this post... Continue Reading →

Celebrating lilies with art and poetry.

Lilies always make good subjects for art.  There are so many varieties and colours of lilies. They can be described as elegant, calm, vibrant, fiery, and peaceful.  There is a lily for every mood.  I painted the above lilies in different styles (abstract to classic) using different mediums, i.e. oil, watercolour, gouache, and acrylic. I have... Continue Reading →

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