Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Time for Play

I always enjoy the time after one of my publications goes "To Bed". It is a great relief as I send it off to the printers and wait for the return of several boxes of printed magazines.

I enjoy this time as it gives me opportunity to clean up my desk, catch up on some little chores, make coffee dates ... and also play around with some paint. And that's exactly what I've been doing - from morning till night, dabbing a few brush strokes here and there.

The first painting depicts days gone by in the prairie landscape. This particular photo was taken on the way to an artists workshop at Good Spirit Lake, in Saskatchewan. Not only do I love the old building, but of particular interest was how the old house was outlined by the ruggedness of the barbed wire fencing.

"The Old Homestead", 7 x 5" acrylic

The next painting was fun. First using my computer I added some crazy colours to the photograph, to see what they would look like. I then began to paint, wet on wet, swirling the paint around, often very thick, using different shades of aqua green, brilliant blue and violet to give the effect of movement in the water.

Not sure of a title for this one yet - any suggestions?

Till Next Time ...

Love what you Do ... and Do what you Love.


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