- 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.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Nellie Mosher Clematis - Work in Progress
Another full sheet adventure! Sometimes I wonder what I am thinking! Actually this painting is pure fun to work on. The size is a bit intimidating but will make quite an impression when it is completed.
The colors of the clematis are so lovely and the painting the leaves is a joy - and a break from the petals which require quite a bit of concentration.
I started at the bottom and am working my way up - really backwards - but it is working for me. I will paint the trellis and the shadows on it last.
Until next time.....