of paint and color

“She preferred the quiet solitary atmosphere, to create in her own world of paint and colour, the thrill of anticipating how her works would turn out as she eyed the blank sheets of paper or canvas before starting her next masterpiece. How satisfying it was to mess around in paint gear, without having to worry about spills, starch or frills, that was the life!”…

seaside charm

“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of…

imitating art

Three Pomegranates my version Cezanne’s painting Playing with some texture Not exactly Cezanne But fun to experiment with just the same!

on chocolate and inspiration

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz nothing like hot chocolate on an icy, snowy day… sitting at my kitchen table, pondering the weekend I attended an open studios event a group of local artists rent space in an old factory building not far from my home every year they hold an open…

calm things

calm things the Japanese term for still life and also the title of both a book and a blog by Shawna Lemay a wonderful poet, essayist and photographer from Canada (who happens to be married to the fantastic painter, Robert Lemay) I have been so inspired by both her writing and her photography she has a unique and wonderful way of seeing things “I’m…