I love these Christmas flowers. When I was growing up my mother always managed to keep them around for long after the Christmas decorations had be stored. This year, I have managed to do the same, with the help of my husband who has lovingly nursed them while I have been working some long hours. I hope you enjoy this February flower and perhaps you can think of something that you would like to nuture along, long after it’s usual season is long completed. Keep making art!
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Generations: A Special Moment
Recently I attended the wedding of my neice. I managed to catch this shot later in the evening and thought it very relaxed and fitting that grandmother and granddaughter should share a special moment in time together on such a beautiful day. Enjoy, cherish your special moments with the generations before you and keep making art!
Intricate Tic Tac Toe
Rose Yellow and Blue
My apologies for the quality of the last two photos…must have been tired when I took those but as I have said many times before, I am an artist, not a photographer. I hope you can endeavor to enjoy regardless!
Wild Irish Rose…Line, Colour and Paint
The Emerging Newfoundland Pitcher Plant
My apologies for the first photo. I didn’t have a good look at the photos before I moved on with the process and as most processes go, once you’re into it, there is no turning back. Hopefully the second and third photos makes up for my first! Enjoy!
Pansy: It’s A Process
Violets: A Process Approach
Recently, I decided to draw and paint some of my mother’s china patterns. The china has already been commandeered by various family members but I wanted to create some memory of it, the fine dinner parties and the good company for my mother. Here is the first attempt at one of her pieces using a process approach. Most of you know I’m not what I would call a “perfectionistic” or “fussy” artist. I barely look at the page when I draw, trying to trust my eye to send the proper messages back to my visual cortex and hope that it all transfers through to the motor cortex properly! I hardly ever erase so what I see is what you get. Enjoy, have a root through your family things and see what you can make of it and, as always, keep making art.
Painting In the Moment
I was just cleaning up my paints the other day when my son, aged 6, joined me and wanted to paint too. As I was low on watercolour paper we decided to use what was available. We went through the papers that had originally been set out to catch stray water and paint and found a few interesting pages to paint! We hope you enjoy our results! You can make art anywhere with anything..just keep making it.
This mother Osprey was not impressed when our boat got a little too close to her nest full of eggs. Papa Osprey was nearby as well. She rose out of the nest making noise and did so until we left. We saw other nests with hatched eggs and could see two or three little heads peeking out at us. One of the more experienced mothers seemed unperturbed when we came near but this one wasn’t having it. Enjoy, explore the Everglades and keep making art and in this case photography!!