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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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Work in Progress - Daisy Fresh

Currently I am working on a carpet rose - amazing colors - so exciting - so much detail and complexity. 
Often when I am working on a complex highly detail painting, I will work on a second looser and more adventurous piece.   I have been experimenting with sort of batik on paper using a masking compound instead of wax.    


  1. The process sounds intimidating... but the daisies are gorgeous! I like the looseness - they look like they're drifting on Spring air...

  2. thanks Jennifer - hopefull I know when to stop - when I go back in to crisp it up!

  3. Lovely. What a great way to loosen up.
    I've just bought a pick-up eraser from Daniel Smith, works like a charm on masking fluid. $1.95 I think.
    But lovely, lovely painting.