I knew it was going to be an explosion of colour, but I just had to do it!! I bought these cute little bowls in Mexico and as I have a special love for hand painted pottery from around the world, I had to incorporate these new little beauties into a painting. I've painted and sold still lifes with plates and bowls from Provence, Morocco, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey and Mexico, so other people must also love hand painted pottery too. So here's some more Mexico and this time it's red hot!I hope you like it.
This fabulously green cafe sparkling in the Sayulita sunshine was a must to paint! In fact the entire town was complete eye candy!
I took a long time to paint this one. I hadn't painted in oils for quite a while and it was like learning to paint all over again. There was a fair amount of frustration, feelings of desperation and questioning if I had ever even know how to paint to begin with. But I persevered and ended up enjoying the last stages of the painting.
Frequency of painting is so important in our development as artists. A hiatus makes everything that should be second nature seem so incredibly difficult. I'm trying hard to paint a few times a week to get the flow of my skills going again and get into the zen of it - a place I love to be. Do you find that taking time off from painting creates a huge relearning curve for you when you start up again? Tell me it happens to you too. Please!
My work will now be shown on an ongoing basis at Serious Coffee on Oak Bay Ave. in Oak Bay, Victoria. It's a great little popular coffee shop with very friendly staff, and delicious treats and beverages. If you're in the area, drop by and enjoy relaxing with a good latte, and enjoy my changing art show!
Hi there. I'm a Still Life and Landscape Artist living in Victoria BC, Canada, situated on Vancouver Island. A Design graduate, I also studied Fine Arts in France and Victoria. I'm an award winning artist, and an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
I love painting, and the aim of this Blog is to document my journey as an painter. With each new painting I learn a lesson to hopefully add to my painting knowledge. The more I learn the more I realize that the learning is endless, which makes painting such a wonderful lifelong love. By painting small works frequently, I anticipate refining my painting style and skills to keep the learning fire burning, and I find that a really exciting prospect. Please feel free to comment and I hope you enjoy my posts.