Painting for Janis and Dorea

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

Dorea  and Janis Day 3 (15) Complete

 

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

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Blooming in my garden

 

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

A painting that was just a nothing can turn into a something

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

Step Two – using corrugated cardboard print some hut walls

Just keep adding some fun stuff

Just keep adding some fun stuff

 

Add colour and be a little bit reckless

Add colour and be a little bit reckless

 

Add some negative shapes here and there

Add some negative shapes here and there

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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

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

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

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

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.

 

Lynda’s Cane Chair Step-by-Step

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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