Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thought Bubbles

Our thoughts are like soap bubbles floating in a gentle breeze on a summer’s day. Some are large, like dreams that glisten full of hope and promise. Others are smaller and less flamboyant but perfectly formed.  

Just like our thoughts, the fragile beauty of each rainbow coloured liquid orb is fascinating. For a short time they are a floating miracle, until they are no more.  Nothing is permanent, and like our thoughts and dreams, all things change.

Thank you for all your lovely ideas over the past few days about what the child might be thinking. I have a very creative group of friends. I will leave it to your imaginations to decide what thoughts she has in each bubble. (Transparent Watercolour 28.5 by 18 inches.)

Soap Bubbles are such fun to paint. This 10 minute video shows me painting a simplified version of the bubbles I created in the painting above. It isnt an instructional video. It was simply a first attempt at videoing me painting. I am really happy with the mount that my husband has made for the video camera so it can be suspended right over my painting area but we do need to work on better lighting as the glare from the wet paper is distracting and the colours are quite dull. Nevertheless I thought you might enjoy seeing my very first video attempt. (If you are subscribed to my blog e mail notification and are reading this as an e mail you will need to go to the blog if you would like to see the video)


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Portrait WIP 1

Look who has been appearing on my paper over the last few days. I love the dreamy look in those eyes.  Any guesses what the child I am painting might be thinking about?


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Grandmasters of Fine Art 'Living for Art'

I am honoured to be one of the 40 artists from around the world invited to be part of the Grandmasters of Fine Art 2016 Exhibition' Living for Art'

Click on the link to view the exhibition. Underneath each artists photo is also a link to their own websites so you can see more of their art if you would like.


Friday, April 1, 2016

A Flight of Fancy

Sometimes I just need to let my creative spirit fly free. ‘A flight of fancy’ Transparent watercolour 15 by 19 inches painted purely from imagination.

I have to confess I’ve had a tough month dealing with a nasty virus. For a while I couldn’t physically paint so I did the next best thing… I closed my eyes and created a painting in my imagination.

I wouldn’t trade my imagination for anything. The act of creation lifts my spirits and thinking outside the box is fun. Yes, it involves taking risks. You have to be prepared to try new things, be willing not to know and be ok with making mistakes.

But what if I fail? I hear you say

 My answer is… but what if you fly! Until you spread your creative wings you will have no idea how far or high you can soar. 

It’s been so much fun bringing this idea to life on paper over the last few days.