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!

 

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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Submerged III

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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Submerged II

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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Submerged I

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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Why Artists Work in Series

I am often asked why I tend to paint in series . It is not usually something I set out to do.

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Baby Sandals

Below is my latest charcoal piece. I’ve painted these same baby shoes before in pastel and decided to do them again but in charcoal this time. There’s something very classic and touching about black and white.

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Pears And More Pears

A glimpse of two still lifes completed this week. I aimed to bring out the shapes, lumps and bumps of the pears while keeping the painting from being too rigid. I experiemented with different strokes and pastel application on these.

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I’m Listening

This weekend I completed a charcoal portrait of a 6 month old baby. The facial expression on her face is priceless. She seems so attentive and focused on what’s before her.

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Just Us

I absolutely love doing still life work. For some reason I find so much freedom in it along with the expressive vibrant colours. This week I worked on a mini still life of a red onion and egg.

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Two A Day

Here is a simple still life that I completed this week of two apples. The apples, though yellow were painted with as little yellow pastel as possible. Believe it or not, the major colours used for the apples were green and red, with yellow left only for the lightest sections.

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