- 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, August 22, 2011
Armed with green gold, olive green, perylene green and sap green I began this painting adventure. Although the lily pads took a lot of concentration - they were fun to paint. Monochromatic. But fun none the less. The little leopard frogs were trickier to scketch in than they were to paint. Almost my favourite bits of painting are the tiny little bugs. I had to take my glasses off to work on them.
The work in progress post is just below!