Paintings in watercolor, acrylic and oils. Please visit my web site www.helenshideler.com for more work, If you are interested in purchasing one one my paintings you can reach me via email at email@example.com. Thank you for visiting and please come again to see new painting that I post regularly. All images are copywrite protected.
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.
Plein Air painting - Bloomin Artists in Hampton this past weekend
Pretty Potted Petunias
What a wonderful weekend!
Painting plein air in beautiful gardens in Hampton. Wonderful gardeners, mingling with artists and no appreciable amount of rain.
As artists, we are normally working solitary. When we have a change to participate in events like this, we get to mingle and catch up and view the work that was produced. Certainly gets my creative juices flowing.
I produced five paintings over the course of the two days, A few are shared below - I forgot to photograph the honeysuckle vine. On Saturday, the humidity was very high. The excess moisture caused some softening or blurring of details while working with watercolor. On Sunday, other than the threat of rain the main hazards were the blood thirsty midges. You know, the little black flies that will even fly into your eyes and up your nose. Nasty beasties. Distracting. Irritating and annoying.
Sit a Spell
Ah, plein air painting. I love it. And all for a good cause.