- 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, December 31, 2010
Painting of our Koi - "Circus"
I love the movement of the fish - they way they circle around when they think I am offering food. The water moves creating variations in the reflections and are perfect for painting. We find antics of the fish mesmerizing. I often find myself watching them from a deck chair for long periods of time while enjoying the sun. I called this painting "Circus" as these guys are so entertaining and so brightly colored.
These are some of our koi that live in our backyard pond. Actually I have painted one fish Hoover in this painting three times.
This one is 24 x 24 - I think the next one will be mush larger!.