- 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.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Finally finished the large Lilac painting! Phew!
This was no small undertaking. I have been working on this piece for what seems like forever and a day. What makes this piece interesting is that the more you look at it, the more dimentional it becomes! I went through more paint imaginable on this - I guess this is typical of large works. Always makes me marvel though. Watercolours are seemilgly endless in thier supply until you take on a full sheet.
I am ready to retire the mauves... for at least another painting or three. I have already started an iris - shades of ivory, burgundy and a little bit of mauve.