Painting Raging Seas in St Francis Bay – November 2015

Painting with Fabulous artist friends in St Francis Bay.  It was great having two days together to splash and pour and out of the chaos came some wonderful paintings.  Read more here: 

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Ann seems to always create magical and mystical paintings

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Ann, Helga, Joy, Cookie, Christine, Berto and Lynn – (Heather not in the image)

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Art St Francis Nov 2015 (13)

Gesina with coffee – essential breaks required.



Painting for Janis and Dorea

A special visit from Dorea and Janis brought about this painting.

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This sweet little boy and his Mommy helped transplant some little bulbs and a few months later they are blooming.  Such a great kindness.

See how the painting unfolds …

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Dorea – beautiful Mommy to Janis

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Complete and ready to give to Dorea and Janis

Huts & Houses Step by Step

It is a fun challenge to take a painting that was just a lot of nothing and then add more to it and see what happens ….

All in all a fun little painting that could have been discarded at any point but it was fun to push it as far as it could go.  Looking back I see there are some  moments that were good before I over played them – but if we played safe we would never learn.

Go ahead and have a fun time – take an old painting and make some huts and shacks – they don’t need to be perfect works of architecture.


One Day in JBay Workshop – August 2014

It was a wonderful day with much splashing and banging to achieve glorious luminous first washes.

Irene Brand adding more lovely details to her beautiful beginning piece
Irene Brand adding more lovely details to her beautiful beginning piece

Our idea was to paint beautiful houses and huts in glowing colour and build the painting from this base.

Sadly we only had one day and we were not able to complete the paintings but the beginning was just thrilling.  I hope to reconnect with these wonderful artist and bring this painting to its completion.

Two beginning paintings with luminous washes
Two beginning paintings with luminous washes

Thank you Fay Keevy for getting the Methodist Church Hall in JBay so that we could have this open and well-lit area for our creating.

Thank you to Christine Chapman for linking in all the St Francis Bay Artists and a Big thank you to all of you for bringing such a delicious spread of numsies for our lunch and tea.

 

Fay Keevy and Jenny Dawson
Fay Keevy and Jenny Dawson

Thank you to Irene Brand for fetching, carrying and helping me to set up and give me a place to sleep in between the art explorations.  I am SO Blessed with Delightful Friends.

 

 

Experiencing Life Creatively Workshop – Durango Colorado USA : August 2009

 Connecting with special people doing the workshop with me in Durango, Colorado.  My beautiful home for a few years.

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Joy and my Angel Friend Tara
Joy and my Angel Friend Tara

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This was a beautiful workshop with some very special people.  Tara offered her work place for this event.  Participants were guided to retrace their Life Journey and find the patterns and places and meaningful intersection.

 

Art Workshop Plettenberg Bay at the Country Crescent Hotel – November 2013

Inspired by a call from Fiona at Destiny Magazine, this workshop grew from the idea of finding a beautiful location in my home town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.  Featured in Destiny Magazine was the workshop – Experiencing Life Creatively – A Journey to Inner Healing which was also inspired by their call.

Destiny Magazine Advertisement: Link to Destiny Magazine Article:http://www.destinyconnect.com/2013/09/11/soulful-spaces-sat-chit-anand/

November 16th, 2013 was a wonderful day of art at the Country Crescent Hotel in Plettenberg Bay.  we thought we might be able to paint outdoors in the beautiful surroundings but the weather had other ideas.  Luckily we had the use of the small conference room.

Cathy Henderson started her first step into her glorious future in water colours.
Cathy Henderson started her first step into her glorious future in water colours.
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AND this is what Cathy created …. WELL DONE !
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From the blank page to a beautiful work of art.

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Sue
Sue

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Olive
Olive
Lynne
Lynne

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Pat and Megan
Pat and Megan
Marie
Marie

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Sarah
Sarah
Christine
Christine
Rachelle
Rachelle
Cathy
Cathy

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And the art that came out of this group was just amazing.  Many of this wonderful group had not painted before and some had not painted for many years.

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Joy's first step of dem.
Joy’s first step of dem.

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Step by Step Reflections Flow Technique

Step-by-Step Loose Trees - final - Joy TruscottThis is the painting that inspired two fun workshops and a dem for the Plett Art Society.  See how it began….

It starts out looking reckless and dangerous.

Just pour on the first colour. Then add the second and third colour.

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When this was dry I had to sit with the painting for a long time to see what it wanted to be.

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The first washes or pours were in opaque colours so it was easy to lift out the shapes that were to be trees.

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Lots of techniques and play and slowly, step-by-step the painting becomes what it always wanted to be.

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More colour in the foreground was needed so the yellows and reds were brought back to play.

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Creating the foreground – still lots of colour – mainly the primary colours and allowing them to find one another on the paper.

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Lots more fun techniques, lifting, sliding, washing, stippling, stencilling … too much fun.

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I think this is enough … but you never know!

 

Reflections Workshop St Francis Bay – 4th November 2013

Monday 4th November was an early start for me and my husband Bobby as we left Plettenberg Bay in the “wee” hours to get to St Francis by 9:00 for a full, fun day of water colour painting with friends.

We only just got there in time as we had to travel s l o w l y – because the car had just had a new engine put in it and this day saw its maiden voyage.

As we arrived a room full of lovely artists were unpacked and ready to go with creative explorations.  It was a little daunting walking into a room full of people – lots of hugs and then we began.

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Paulene and Pippa creating magic.

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Christine and Ann – just let it flow.

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Donne’ and Kathy – magic happens when we release our anxiety and need to control the flow.

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PE Artists, Donne’ and Robyn do it in style – this was like a workout x

Keeping our creative muscles fit!

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Marlene created a beautiful painting.

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The Lovely Group of Artist at the St Francis Bay Water Colour Workshop - Reflections
The Lovely Group of Artist at the St Francis Bay Water Colour Workshop – Reflections

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Marlene’s paintings – lovely work x

Painting of Douglas Magnus and Joy

My Friend, Douglas Magnus and I were sharing a moment on my mother’s bench facing the glorious beach of Jeffrey’s Bay.  We were chatting about the Journey of Life and Honouring my Mom’s passing.  It was a moment to be remembered and we took this photo of us smiling up into the camera held arm’s length away, hoping to capture the sense of Friendship and Quietness that settles when one stops the rush of life and reflects of the Magnificence of our Life Journey.

Douglas has been such an inspiration to so many people.  He has a “terminal” diagnosis, but he is too busy being alive and sharing this with others to just let go and GO.

He GETS IT.

He sees the sunsets, the dawn the clouds and Light.  He surfs in his favorite place in Jeffrey’s Bay, like he has done for decades.  He has said farewell to friends who thought he would be leaving first.  He blesses the lives of all those he encounters with his poems and writing.

Douglas is one of the MAGNIFICENT and God Loves him.

I am proud to call you my Friend dear Douglas and I hold you in my Heart always x

This painting was created from the Heart.
This painting was created from the Heart.

Let the Sun Shine In – by Douglas Magnus

Memorable Quotes and Sayings

let the sun shine in

 

Douglas you  bring smiles to the Heart

 

Step by Step a painting is created – Moment by Moment we are Created

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