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.



	

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.

Step by Step Loose Trees 2 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 3 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 4 - Joy Truscott

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

Step by Step Loose Trees 5 - Joy Truscott

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

Step by Step Loose Trees 6 - Joy Truscott

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

Step by Step Loose Trees 8 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 10 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 12 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 13 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 16 - Joy Truscott

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

Step by Step Loose Trees 18 - Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 20 - Joy Truscott

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

Step by Step Loose Trees 21 - Joy Truscott

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

Step by Step Loose Trees 22- Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 23- Joy Truscott Step by Step Loose Trees 24- Joy Truscott

 

I think this is enough … but you never know!

 

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

Step Two Douglas  1 Step Two Douglas  2 Step Two Douglas  3 Step Two Douglas 4 Step Two Douglas 5 Step Two Douglas 6 Step Two Douglas 7 Step Two Douglas 8 Step Two Douglas 9 Step Two Douglas 10 Step Two Douglas 11 Step Two Douglas 12 Step Two Douglas 13

Fay Keevy Painting Poppies

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 !
Fay Step by Step Poppies  (1)

Wet in Wet Beginning with Gwynny watching every move in AWE
Wet in Wet Beginning with Gwynny watching every move in AWE

Fay Step by Step Poppies  (16) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (15) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (12) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (11) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (10) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (9)

Using tissue paper to add texture
Using tissue paper to add texture

Fay Step by Step Poppies  (7) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (6)

More and more gorgeous colour
More and more gorgeous colour
Slowly building the painting
Slowly building the painting

Fay Step by Step Poppies  (3) Fay Step by Step Poppies  (2)

 

 

Lynda’s Cane Chair Step-by-Step

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 and “become” is one of the most rewarding activities I have enjoyed x

Lynda's Cane Chair
Inspired
Setting up
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
Step 6
Step 7
Step 8
Step 9
Step 10
Step 11
Lynda's Cane Chair

 

Water Colour Art Dem in Plettenberg Bay, November 17th, 2011

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.

Please contact Cynthia Ecker  at  camspost@telkomsa.net  for more information.

Art Dems Out and About

Heidi walked past and joined the group on the spur of the moment and she created an amazing
Dem at Crafty Arts J-Bay 2010