- 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.
Friday, August 20, 2010
This is an iris from my garden and one of my favourites. We grow a number of bearded irises - but thsi one always stops me in my tracks. The blues are so intense and the white so crisp.
This flower reminds me of a ballgown, hence the neme "Blue Taffeta"