Day 9 painting journey- it’s back! Well it has been a long time since my last post on this painting journey…life gets that way sometimes. But I was clearly missing something, so I managed to squeeze in some time and put together Day 9′s painting journey. As I said in Day 8, I wanted to get out of my studio, and I have, so the next few paintings will be of things I find along my walks or on outings which are inspiring to me. In particular I’m looking at colour, light and interesting textures.
I was full of energy from painting this etude, that I resumed another canvas painting I’ve been working on, which should be finished shortly. I feel better when I paint, but the land of administration, business, writing and promotions has taken over my… Continue reading
I love contributing to magazines, either by submitting tutorials or getting interviewed for feature articles. Most recently I have featured in three international magazines, and this is my second time contributing to two of them! (see here for and here other articles):
Porcelain Flash, Switzerland, February 2014, No.29.
I have a 9 page feature article, and my art work is featured on the back cover.
Creating Vintage Charm, United States, January 2014 edition
I have a ribbon embroidery TUTORIAL on one of my new prints, it’s organza roses and forget me nots
Decor Magasinet, Norway, December 2013, No 5.
I have a 4 page feature article about… Continue reading
After yesterday’s painting on Day 7 which left me feeling rather unsuccessful, I was happy of course to be creating, but I didn’t like what I was producing. BUT it’s Day 8, and I’m HAPPY
The flowers were pretty much dead, only a few were still holding any colour, similar Day 6. The textures and colours which presented themselves today were truly inspiring. The great thing about the subject matter today, is that the movement has changed- the energy is different too. The dying flowers and leaves are creating a new world, a new space, and it’s really interesting to capture what I see as new life in this subject matter.
I really enjoyed combining the ink painting first with pen work on top for definition. While I was painting today, I’d thought over the etudes from the past few days, and… Continue reading
I’m up to Day 7 painting journey pen and ink, and I think the inspiration from Leonardo which I spoke about in Day 2 (see here) has come through. The heat we are experiencing has dried out my bouquet, and the flowers are more and more shriveled and brown- BUT it’s so interesting and inspiring!
While I was really excited and inspired to start this drawing today, I’m not sure how happy I was during the process of this drawing, which is a brief etude, not a finished art work by any means- there are too many errors, and changes in thinking…not something I would usually share, but it’s an interesting outcome for today. I haven’t worried about the product of any of the paintings so far, except this one. And I think it’s going to affect what I paint tomorrow.… Continue reading
Join my painting journey for Day 6, colors fade but not my inspiration!
The heat in my studio this week is a little too much, despite air conditioning…even the bouquet is starting to suffer! The colours are fading and the petals are curling up more, and the overall vibrancy of the flowers is going fast. BUT this in itself is inspiring…the changes taking place in the bouquet, and the aim to create a new painting almost everyday has been a great journey.
As I reflect on today’s journey, I really like the fact that I can enjoy the change of nature; it’s a really nice process to experience each day with a purpose which is to enjoy the moment. The change in colour palette was good, and it interestingly reflected the mood I’m in with this ongoing heat.
Day 1 creative journey… Continue reading