Wednesday, February 15, 2017
When I lived in the UK, there was a large corn field where I walked daily with the dogs and the children. Every walk uncovered fossils on the ground that we'd pick up and bring home. They were mostly extinct ammonite species from the Triassic/Jurassic period and most were left behind when I moved back to Canada.
The simple shape is appealing and the colours that come from age and earth add to the appeal. Using granulating watercolours in Lunar Black and Lunar Blue (a combination of Lunar Black and Pthalo Blue), they are perfect additions for creating texture and age.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Floral Tea - SOLD
6" x 8" oil on panel
While I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day and have zero expectation, it tends to pass by unnoticed for the most part for me. But when there's a chance to put some seasonal red in a painting that just may be the token of affection for someone in your life (or perhaps self appreciation) I'm all for it, especially in the depths of winter when we need all the encouragement we can muster that spring isn't too far away.
Happy Valentine's Day!