If in doubt draw flowers…

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.

Life-long Learning – a chain of discovery from one to another…

Influence and the emulation of creativity from one creative to another has been part of our culture for centuries, it is how we progress and adapt as artists and individuals. Degas studied classical painting under Louis Lamothe then followed in the footsteps of his idol, the French Neoclassicist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Vincent van Gogh traveled to Brussels... Continue Reading →

Happy Discoveries!

Out of the chaos emerge tiny pieces of tonalism... Nothing is wasted...these little studies have been taken from a larger piece which didn't make the grade. When I do this exercise of finding compositions within a work, and sometimes manipulating the contrast and highlights, I find momentum for further work. It's fun and I have... Continue Reading →

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