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 →

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 →

Painting wildlife? Here are a few tried and trusted tips.

Painting animals can be a daunting task for an artist. I avoided painting animals because I assumed it would be too difficult, however, I am always beset by a challenge. I knew that to be a complete artist I had to include animals in my profile. Beneath are some tips that will be helpful.  I... Continue Reading →

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