A painting that was just a nothing can turn into a something
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 ….
Step Two – using corrugated cardboard print some hut walls
Just keep adding some fun stuff
Add colour and be a little bit reckless
Add some negative shapes here and there
so then I had to fix it a bit but it got worse … what’s a person to do except carry on making more reckless brush strokes
Some lifting to restore what I had destroyed and then a cup of tea
find some people in the shadows and pull out some highlights and negative shapes
a bit of cropping to cut out some of the tree disaster and ink pencil work, some lines and loose goose brush work
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.
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.
Let the Sun Shine In – by Douglas Magnus
Memorable Quotes and Sayings
Step by Step a painting is created – Moment by Moment we are Created
This magnificent painting created by my Artist Friend, Fay Keevy, was a delight of controlled water, color and flow coming together in uncontrolled creativity. The painting in progress – can you work out the order of the paintings ! … Continue reading →
I was inspired to paint this lovely chair of my sister – Lynda. The light of the afternoon falling across the criss-cross patterns and illuminating the one side of the chair. This is how it unfolded. Watching a painting grow … Continue reading →
Thank you to the participants of the workshop dem at Joy Robin’s home in Plettenberg Bay. It was a lovely morning sharing some creative happiness with fellow artists in the garden of this beautiful home, surrounded by flowers and birds.
Thank you Joy Robin for hosting this and for the wonderful tea. Also thank you to Loren for taking the pictures, sorry the one of you did not come out.
May we all paint with a little more reckless abandon and delight in the serendipity of “what happens by accident”. Dance, sing and paint, and maybe even buy some tap shoes x
A water colour demonstration will be held in Plettenberg Bay, November 17, 2011, hosted by the Plettenberg Art Group. Joy will be demonstrating how to paint flowers and buildings. Take a look at some of the art work created in this line.
Sketching "Pate Fois and Gras" our names for the geese in the gardens of Delheim
When we record a home, it is more than just representing the walls and lines, dimensions and colour. It is more about speaking about the feelings that we sense in that image – capturing the passion of life that surrounds the place.
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