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I have a number of painting projects on the go to take me through most of this year, I should imagine. In between commissions and larger personal projects, I like to do these often quick, whimsical pieces. Here’s a couple of recent watercolours done in one sitting a piece. It’s good to exercise the imagination […]
I’m getting the hang of this photo creator software, and have tweaked my own editing templates to achieve a more refined, photographic, though painterly effect on these atmospheric vistas. My latest efforts, examples of which I’m presenting here would indeed be worthy of Turner’s sensibilities, I’d like to think at least. It might be as […]
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… […]
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, […]
It’s funny what turns up when you do a search for your own name on the interwebs, or several user names in my case. Not one but at least two of my photos being used illicitly on the websites of others, replete with my own copyright notice no less. It’s an odd sense of honour […]
It has been a little while since I last posted anything here, although I have been keeping myself fairly busy with various painting projects. I believe I left you with my lighthouse painting in my last post. Since then I have completed the third watercolour painting of my daughter Grace, in a series that will […]
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 […]