Very much missing my home this week. This piece brings me back to a boat tour I did last summer during which we saw loads of humpback whales. It was a joyous day!
Quidi Vidi Village or “The Gut” as it is also called is an “outport” within the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Way back in the 1800’s I had relatives that lived there. On a recent trip to the island I had the opportunity to take a few photographs of Quidi Vidi. There was quite a bit of fog the day I was there, which, I think, added to the mystery of the place. And for the beer drinkers, this brewery makes some incredible beers if you ever have a chance to get there!
It’s been a long time and many things have happened between my last post in June and now, far too much to get into here. While I have been doing all those other things though, I kept making art, although a little less often and a little slower than usual for me. Over the coming few days and weeks, I will be posting some of that art, mostly done in markers as they are portable and I was able to take them wherever I happened to be. I hope you are all well and still blogging your hearts out ( I have been reading, liking!). I look forward to visiting your blogs a little more regularly and hope that you will come to visit me as well now that you know I have not dropped off the face of the earth (ha!). This piece is based on a photograph I took while tromping around Cape Spear in my beloved Newfoundland. As you can see, I have injected some colours that are not actually on this old lighthouse but boy would I have fun painting it pink!! Enjoy and keep making art!!
Hi folks, this is my first blog including text only. Just wanted to let you know that I am still around and still reading blogs but I am moving at the moment and have been extremely busy with the move and finishing up at work before I go on vacation. Hopefully, I can start blogging and making art again as soon as possible as I am certainly feeling the fact that I haven’t put brush to paper or canvas for almost a month!!! Unheard of in the past three years and becoming intolerable!! I am admiring the art around me daily, from the art I find in the natrual environment to the clothing people wear to all of your fabulous blogs!! Wish me luck in getting back to the studio (or some semblance of a studio) very soon! All the best and keep making art!!! Blog on my friends, Lorelei x
A ha!! Not what you thought it would be is it? This is a photograph of the most easterly point in North America. Nothing between this point and Ireland except water. Enjoy and keep making art!
Driving around Marco Island, Florida, I have been captured by the beauty, and variety, of the palm tree. The Pineapple Palm in particular is one I really love and I found one just down the street from where we are staying. We drove past it twice and it stayed in my mind’s eye. As soon as I arrived back to the house at the end of the day, I drew this! Hope you enjoy and keep making art!