I couldn't resist painting this beautiful bouquet, a surprise from my son on Mother's Day. I have been pondering lately just what my 'signature' style is. Even after all these years of painting (almost 25) I still very much enjoy experimenting with a variety of mediums. When it comes down to it though it's the... Continue Reading →
This little vase of (mostly) edibles accompanied us on a recent camping trip. Thought it pretty enough to paint. Naturally a few aspects changed in translation but happy with the end result which echoes back to a way of working from my art school days and my love of Van Gogh's mark making. "Edibles" 18"... Continue Reading →
I wonder if we all have a subject and/or medium where we feel safe to ponder for a while? Mine has to be charcoal, pastel and flowers. Another A3 sketchbook study with beginnings in water-soluable oil pastels. I enjoy the carefree scribbling and painterly blending with water...freedom.
There are an incredible variety of dahlia currently in bloom. My particular favourites are the loose spikey varieties. They remind of our trip to the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Japan where they grow and exibit the incredible range of chrysanthemums which began in 1883. https://images.app.goo.gl/4fQKAcWmbJmQwAjL7