Counter Shadows


The ordinary water glass turned into an object of mysterious beauty… never underestimate the power of shadows and light!



I find flowers difficult to paint. They’re soft and exact all at the same time.  They are naturally random in their groupings yet composition is terribly important in a floral work. In this painting, the colourful, wet in wet background inspired some slap dash haste, but my major trepidation so came from those graceful translucent anemones.


Isolating the Colours

I painted this (to me) complicated forest scene and couldn’t quite tell if I needed more orange or blue or…?  I turned to the camera to pick out the different colours in the photo (right) and the painting to see how I was doing.  The black and white also helps with judging the tones.DSCF9060DSCF9061DSCF9062DSCF9059DSCF9058The painting still needs some work, but certainly the first several hours have turned out all right 🙂