Fuchsias are an interesting subject matter because of their detail, shape and intricacies.  For my modern painting of Fuchsia Views, my focus was on the subject matter and it's impression, rather than a decorative element. This is a "Delta Sarah's" fuchsia, the source of inspiration: Here is my impression of the different views of fuchs ...

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I don't like watercolours, but I love inks because they are more intense, and I prefer the viscosity of the paint...this piece was started a few years ago, I just lost time to finish it. This contemporary painting with inks was purely an experiment with colour and technique.  I was exploring ink effects and textures with salt and methylated spirits and ...

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I love, love, love, love, LOVE colour, particularly intense colour. For this acrylic painting on canvas, I was playing with juxtaposing intense complementary colours to create the feeling and movement of the dancing couples  See Gallery for full picture . The subject matter reflected a personal experience of attending dance classes in my mid 20s, mainly ...

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Why do I create art???

 Why do I create art???  Sometimes my brain wouldn't hurt so much if I didn't ;)  But there is that deep seated drive to do what I do...and if I don't get my thoughts out- who else will? ;)   French philosopher Simone Weil sums it up best:   The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make - Simone Weil     So when I think I'm ...

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I love the sharp lines and solid design of the red back spider, or black widow.   The overall form is elegant...mind you when they are in the backyard or hiding in the hose reel, I just see a yuck spider that will soon come to its demise ;| I decided to use this subject matter of a red back spider for a porcelain project.  Rather than painting it in ...

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