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.
It's usually the same, you just play about in your sketchbook relaxed and carefree and it comes out better than expected, but it's on paper that is too thin to frame. Oh well enjoyed the process and shall use it again for another therapy session! 😊💕 From water soluable pastels to soft pastels. Great fun... Continue Reading →
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
I have to admit I am an artist who much of the time requires a regular amount of instant gratification. However, when I do extend the working time the results are worth it. This year I am going to attempt to merge these two aspects of my working methodology. Spent a lovely holiday in the... Continue Reading →