- Helen Shideler
- Quispamsis, NB, Canada
- As long as I can remember I have been drawing and painting. Although my subject matter may have changed with time, what has not changed it my attraction to nature. Being drawn in by sunlight, shadows textures and details all with rich colors. I know I am best challenged when the work has a high element of complexity. I spend much time and effort exploring my subjects - striving to gather as much information as possible before I begin working. My first love is working with water mediums - from watercolors, through acrylics and most recently water soluble oils. Often I may explore the same or similar subject in different mediums.
Monday, October 5, 2009
January Blues - Renforth Warf
I just finished this painting. Funny, when I was working on it - I could still feel the coldness from that day. The perspective on this was tricky - I had to draw it out twice. I attempted it on clay bord first but the surface was way too slick for the washes in the sky. I will be exhibiting this at the St.David's Art Show this month.