Art Blog

Welcome to my art blog where you’ll find weekly updates regarding my latest work, exhibitions and artistic journey. My blog is my online journal. I love talking with viewers and fellow artists so  feel free to comment or ask me a questions on any of my posts!

 

Shorelines

This week I did a mini 3 piece series of a Bermuda shoreline. I wanted to challenge myself to complete the series using minimal detail while still maintaining a piece that is easily recognizable to viewers.

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Sun-Kissed

My weekly still life study, this one of an orange. Well beyond ripe I’ve appropriately entitled this piece “Sun-Kissed”.

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Wet Canvas Pastel Spotlight – September 2012

I’ve committed to something big! This month I joined a forum called “Wet Canvas” which is a massive online community of visual artists!

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Peeling Together

Since it’s been a while since I did a charcoal still life so I decided to revisit the medium for a bit. I completed a piece last week of three onions and completed another this week with only two. I simply wanted to try a different crop.

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All for One

Below is a still life I recently completed, consisting of a white onion, red onion and brown onion. The three of them each lean on another, which inspired me to entitle this piece “All for One”.

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Lil Miss Jordan

 I absolutely love doing charcoal portraiture and in particular the faces of the very young and those of the very old always captivate me.

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Pear

Now I’m not just “bigging up” my own artwork (well I kinda am actually) but I am proud of this pear right here! There is no way I could have produced a piece of artwork like this a few months ago. In fact, check out this pear I painted earlier this year

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It’s More Than That

I was asked by a friend the other day why I paint food, fruit, vegetables etc. Actually her exact words were: “Aren’t you tired of painting fruit, I swear you’re always painting some round thing”.

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Egg N Grapes

 I had a blast with the grapes in this piece. I’m definitely going to revisit them as a separate subject matter in future pieces. The intense purple shaped coupled with the pink highlights made for great contrast.

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Keeping it Simple

I’m still dabbling in my mini still life paintings throughout the week. This week’s pieces are of a tea cup and of course you know I had to throw in an egg (yes I still got a thing for ‘em). I have a new appreciation for recreating porcelain. and metal.

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Egg N’ Mug

I often see quite a few still life studies completed using very dark backgrounds as oppose to middle tones. I decided to try it out for myself to see if it is something that appeals to me.

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Submerged IV

I have long been inspired by the beautiful pastel work of artist Sally Strand. Within her portfolio you will find a piece entitled “Eggs in Under Water“.

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