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

 

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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.

 

Reflections Workshop St Francis Bay – 4th November 2013

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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. … Continue reading

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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Art Morning with Plettenberg Bay Artists at the Methodist Church – April 2013

We had a great morning, pouring, and tilting our boards to create the gorgeous granulated washes.

Two Day Water Colour Workshop – St Francis Bay – June 2012

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Happy Days!  Thank you to all the participants and also to Lynne and Chris Hattingh for arranging for the use of the Ski-Boat Club.  This was a superb venue with inspiring views.  Also thank you to Heather Funston for getting … Continue reading

Watercolour Workshop Port Elizabeth 6 June, 2012

Lovely Landscapes

East Cape Watercolour Association will be hosting a workshop in Port Elizabeth ARTEC – EPSAC on the 6th June 2012.

Visit their site at EpsacCommuntyArtCentre@southafricanartists.com

This is going to be a full day of wonderful watercolour adventures designed to allow for the unique flow of creativity from novices to the more experienced artists.

The cost per person is R130 and participants to please bring their own lunch and snacks to keep their energy levels up.  Chocolate is always a good idea.  Hmmmm! and drinking water.

The workshop will begin at 9:30′ish and will be a mix of demonstration time – learning some fun techniques – and work time.  Please bring your art supplies and view the recommendations for colours to please bring along as this will help us with the first exercise.

What are we doing together?

Lovely Landscapes

If you have a scene that is calling you to paint, please bring a picture and we will work on it in the later part of the day.

Here are some photos from our farm beyond Rustenberg which our family owned some years back.  This beautiful place is my Nature Home.

The Joy of Art Sings in my Soul

What to bring?

  • Watercolour art materials – Look at the suggested basic materials here http://joytruscott.co.za/category/supplies/
  • Several sheets of watercolour paper from A4 to A3 size
  • An old towel
  • Sprayer for water
  • Paper Towel
  • An apron or old shirt – we are going to be messy
  • Plastic wrap

Exploring some colour combinations

If you would like to play with these colours and learn an effect that can be created with them then please bring the basics which are:

Aureolin yellow

Raw Sienna or Gamboge

Purple Lake

Ultramarine Violet

Sap Green 

This is the effect one can achieve with these colours

Single Rose – still to be completed

Two Day Workshop McGregor 21 – 22 March 2012

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The Two Day Water Colour Workshop was wonderful A long and beautiful drive from Plettenberg Bay to McGregor Jo’s Studio was our venue – an artist’s delight! Jo’s Studio – McGregor Thank you Jo for making your studio space available to … Continue reading

Intuitive Water Colour Painting Beginnings

In our art classes we like to be a little bit crazy – it helps to have Julio crooning the song “Crazy” in the background.

Heather's amazing work of art created out of her intuitive painting beginning