- 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 27, 2011
WIP - Carpet Roses - "Rosy Red Roses"
Apparently I underestimated the time and effort required to complete a detailed full sheet mono chromatic painting. I always do. And at this stage-I ask myself — what in the world am I thinking? Obviously I am attracted to complexity. And color variances. And details and textures. What am I thinking?
I am at the half way mark with this painting. I have been working at this for about three — four weeks. Ok, I admit I took a divergance with the poured daisy painting. And I spend as much time studying it as I do painting it. Part of the process. Looking for color balance. Looking for scale. Looking to see if it is working and what subtle tweaks it may require.