- 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, March 20, 2011
Daisy Fresh - Work in progress -completed
This painting was pure fun to work on. Layer after layer of poured colors in combination with layers of masking compound, When working in this fashion, you really have to plan you work - as it is not quite as intuitive as painting directly. The toughest part of all this is actually removing the mask.
Then the fun really begins when you go back in and crispen (is this even a word?) up the edges and freshen up certain colors.The most challenging part is knowing when to stop and resisting the urge to overwork the painting.
This painting is custom framed. I haad to resist the urge to use a goldenrod colored inner mat - too trendy - the finished result is quite lovely. Greenish inner mat - off white outer mat with a v-grove.