Can you can predict inspiration? Last Sunday’s visit to a friend for his birthday had an unexpected outcome. Fresh tea and home-made biscuits? We certainly hadn’t expected that! But back to the other surprise. Looking towards the side fence from the front verandah afterwards I saw an eyeful of colour. Bougainvillea and poinsettia spilled over … More Inspiration – flowers and rubbish bins!
I just couldn’t help it. I was itching to add colour. Apart from their intimate family cluster over a map, what first caught my eye about this group was the oranges of their attire (and hair). Now I see the before and after versions, it is clear that the colour adds interest and life. … More A little colour is a dangerous thing!
Look away now! if you don’t want to see something bright, quirky, conversational, colourful, entertaining, bouncy, bubbly, amusing and Beautiful! It is “Two Pugs, Sharrowvale Road” by Victoria at Neo Watercolour. From Sheffield UK 2013! We are proud owners of a limited edition giclee print (‘fast-tracked from the UK’ and recently retrieved from the framer)! … More Drum roll……………………It’s Neo Watercolour!
A long way from home on a farm with lots of rain, some sheep, kangaroos and a brother (not necessarily in that order) might sound a bit bleak. I am milking it a bit. It’s not all bad! See Kangaroo Island country comfort (below). But late on Thursday night before the power failed I had … More The ABC of blogging (Award)!
This painting began on a really hot day in the high 30s when the sand was glaring white and the sea was at its blue-greenest. Because we live so close to the sea we can have a dip at any time of day without too much fuss and have the luxury of being able to … More Let me tell you another story
An acrylic painting is shown in stages through a series of photographs. This technique adds some drama to figure painting although (WARNING) like any formula, it can be over-used! Stages 1, 2 & most of 3 are shown in the first image. Oops! I hope to start photographing earlier next time. The idea of stages … More Acrylic painting demonstration