Qualicum Dawn Clouds
Thought I would share these observations about my artistic process by noted writer and artist@robertamos:
Correct drawing is where all the creativity is,” Parker noted.
Parker’s effects are achieved by “straight painting,” involving no particular technique with the brush. After selecting a few colours, he begins putting them in place, working meticulously across the page from the upper left corner. “I paint once across — one coat of paint,” he explained. Sounds simple, but I can think of very few artists who behave that way. And, in line with Tilby’s teaching, he mixes the paint directly on the canvas as he goes.
“Blending, it always delights me,” Parker effused. He sets one colour in place, puts the next one beside it and then brushes the two gently together. It doesn’t run — like watercolour — and it doesn’t dry — like acrylic. It just blends.
“Blending is absolutely amazing,” he went on. “It’s so much fun.” This is the sort of statement so obvious that it could go unnoticed, or might just be the key to everything.
Doesn’t oil painting depend on secret recipes for complicated chemical media to thin the paint, to give it special gloss and so on? Apparently Tilby taught him to use the paint just as it comes from the tube. He does add a little medium when the paint is too dry — one part linseed oil to five parts odourless mineral solvent — and that’s it. Parker paints for two three-hour sessions per day.
A simple process, and the results speak volumes. Parker’s representations of our shorelines embody the truth of this place.”
Here we go: time to create a beautiful gnarly old tree on this amazing hand dyed (by @lisa.reber) background. I scanned it in sections into my Cricut cutting machine, cut it out of freezer paper to audition on the background. I used the freezer paper as a pattern to cut the tree out of fabric backed with MistyFuse #designprocess#artprocess#artquilt#landscapeart
#tbt to this very simple but meaningful painting I did in May 2017. This was created as a wedding gift, capturing the Mexican beach where this couple got married 💕
And on this cold, windy day I would reallllllly love to be sitting on this beach right now ☀️
Size: 30” x 40” acrylic on canvas
SOLD - Commission
Do you like to see the process of things? I love to see the stages of things and the thought process- sometimes more than the finished product. Must be the way my brain works 🤷🏻♀️here’s the time lapse of Flat Top Mountain Views - enjoy 😁 #VanCannonArt
There's something about traveling that permits, and encourages, the watching of sunsets. I attempted sunrises but quickly realised as a dedicated night owl I was kidding myself.
There was a bizarre little habit I picked up along the way where I would pinch the last seconds of the sun to farewell the day. Despite my craptastic memory I can precisely remember exactly where I was pinching away those last moments of daylight.
Hey there Barcelona! The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc is a surreal sight to see and so lovely I watched it twice from two different vantage points. There were so many travel moments where timing just worked. My last night viewing would be the last night of the season before the fountain closed for it's annual checkup. Right place + right time!
Between 500,000 and 750,000 bunkers were constructed in Albania under communist dictatorship. Despite the strain on resources they were never used for their intended purpose. Opening just last week this bunker has been transformed into an informative and controversial museum beneath the streets of Albania.