Winging it. And some more art.

Happy Monday…to all. It is Monday, right? I don’t know. Every day merges into one. Besides, the day of the week has been irrelevant since I stepped into retirement some years back. Some things just stop being important, and it’s amazing just how quickly you let those things go. Including alarm clocks. Especially alarm clocks… […]

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Grumpy Pigeon – Water Media Painting

The pigeon is done. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet as I’ve already spent too many days looking at it. I get like this with all my paintings. Usually an extended break seems to reset my attitude. Painting requires huge amounts of focus. After a while I go a bit paint-blind and […]

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Setting the Mood With Light.

I’ve been playing with a new editing tool that allows me to generate these rather magnificent landscapes, sort of. There’s quite a lot of work involved in getting these images to look as they appear here, but, they are otherwise completely computer generated. There’s quite a lot of artistic freedom involved in the composition, and […]

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There is always a time for art.

Who is this, Art? I don’t know, but he stops by everyday and bugs me until I do something creative. So much for social distancing, however! It turns out it requires quite a bit of physical energy to do analogue art, and although I’ve started a new watercolour painting, the subject: A disgruntled Floridian pigeon, […]

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Daisies for Grace – Oil Painting

Just finished this evening and still too wet to sign (the signature is digital at the mo). The fifth painting in my Sunflowers and Daisies series. It’s always an odd feeling I have when I take a picture of a new painting in it’s very early stages. Not knowing exactly how it’s going to turn […]

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Watercolour – Burano In Detail

I’ve stopped worked on my highly detailed Venice painting with the fruit cart for now because I needed a break from it. Instead I’ve been focussing on doing more impressionistic work, if only to remind myself that there are other ways to paint than just with a tiny brush and rationed breath. It’s been a […]

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The Art of Procrastination

I’ve been procrastinating over this particular canvas for a while now. In fact, I’ve been procrastinating about producing any art since I returned from the UK last November – apart from the lighthouse painting I did just before Christmas. The inspiration for this painting was based on photographs that both me and my husband, Bill […]

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A Year of Art

I suppose I’ve had a fairly prolific year when it comes to painting. We’re almost at the end of 2019, and despite having six paintings in various stages of completion, I have managed to produce fifteen finished pieces this year. Six watercolours and nine oil paintings, not including the flurry of smaller watercolour sketches I’ve […]

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