PURPLE WATER LILY

When Red and Blue Don’t Make Purple…

My sister and I were having a painting day because she wanted to try my oil paints before deciding to buy some for herself or not. This day I chose a purple water lily from my iStock photo collection to reference for my painting. I quickly discovered that Continue reading “PURPLE WATER LILY”

“RAULE”

The Progression of “Raule”…

I love painting portraits, I find them pleasantly challenging. I have pulled out my oil paints for this one because I haven’t touched them for a few years, and why not right?

I decided to take pictures as the painting progressed Continue reading ““RAULE””

ARIZONA SUNSET

A Castle in the Sky…

While visiting Phoenix, Arizona, I was driven up a large hill called South Mountain to Dobbins Lookout. I have to say the drive up made my stomach somersault into tight nauseating knots, but once we got up there… man, that view!

We arrived at twilight Continue reading “ARIZONA SUNSET”

TWO IN ONE

The Joys of Washing…

Once again I find myself in my iStock photo stash, and there is a flower field basking in warm morning sunshine so I decided I would like to make an abstract version. Still interested in trying out digital painting I went ahead using a soft round brush. I have now Continue reading “TWO IN ONE”

WILDFLOWERS BESIDE OLD FENCE

Oil Painting – It Takes Practice…

I paint mostly in acrylics because that is the medium that was focused on in my youth, however, recently I was given some oil paints. I have painted with oil paint in the past, but because it was so different from acrylic, and needs a lot more supplies, I Continue reading “WILDFLOWERS BESIDE OLD FENCE”

DIGITAL DIVA

Oil Style…

I’ve recently taken up with oil paints again, but now I am remembering why I had stopped. They are so completely different from acrylics or water colours. I am forging forward with the oils still, but for a lark I decided to work with the same techniques in Photoshop. Continue reading “DIGITAL DIVA”

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