- 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.
Monday, May 23, 2011
They have leaned longingly into the fence for a few years now - and managed to bend down a section making it easy for them to leap over. And well, we cannot figure out how to repair it with out completely rebuilding it!
The deer love lilies. All kinds of lilies - as much as we do. Only we do not eat ours! The lilies grow amoung the asparagus (which deer do not eat) and the mint (wish they would eat) and the clematis (crap shoot on this one, well they will sometimes eat the blooms).
And so, in a effort to get to enjoy these lovelies, I must paint them. This ia a 12" x 12" watercolor on Arches 300lb paper. I think as time permits I will paint this again on Ampersand Aquabord in a larger size.