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Pouring Paint and Creating Cells

I have created a number of paintings over the years using a poured paint technique. Check out the Sun Dance Triptych on my abstract gallery page as an example. After seeing some other artists’ work on You Tube, I decided … Continue reading

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World of Steampunk Art

I love the look of gears, cogs, wheels, clocks as part of a mixed media piece. It must be the engineer in me. I discovered steampunk about 2 months ago. In brief, it is a hip combination of science fiction, … Continue reading

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Completing a Good Start:

Completing a Good Start After you have applied the first few layers of paint do you ask: What to I do now? Does your critical mind say, I’m going to ruin this if I continue. I’m going to lose the … Continue reading

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Successful Composition by Cropping

I recently attended an Art Residency program in the Pontiac in Quebec, a beautiful part of our great country on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River. I had a wonderful week with some very creative artists and extremely generous … Continue reading

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Combining Watercolour and Gesso: How to Fix a Failed Watercolour Painting

These techniques will help you to: – simplify complex paintings,  focus on the centre of interest, layer/obscure with gesso and fix old watercolour “dogs” Let’s talk first about one method – fading with gesso:   Early in my career, I … Continue reading

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Revising Old Work

Just finished redoing two pieces I thought I completed earlier this year. Here I reworked the facial features and hair. I subdued down the  background which I felt was competing with the foreground. Seminole Swirl I, 30 x 22 in … Continue reading

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Head for the Mountain

Pitch black, bone weary, and jet-lagged, we landed in Chennai India at 5:00 AM after 28 hours in transit. We were exhilarated as you can only be when you land in a new country for a 4 month adventure. On … Continue reading

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