I'm working my way up to some larger loose florals. The white one is 24 x 30 and the yellow one is 24 x 36. I tried a 36 x 36 floral - worked really hard on it and could not make it work. Right now I'm getting about 50% success. It's a new approach in that I'm letting go of control in a way that I never have before. Exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.
I'd like to incorporate more of this approach in my landscapes.Will see where that leads. Right now I'm longing for colour so the florals are chance to indulge that.
These two 16 x 16" paintings are my most recent. I'm in a phase of wanting to work with no restriction and so they were mostly painted out of my head. I'm enjoying the colours and the brushwork and letting the paint do much of the work. I have had several other pieces that I couldn't resolve- that's the danger of working intuitively. It's ok and I'm learning more with each piece. There's a bigger one on the easel now, which may or may not work. Fingers crossed!
I have been a full time artist for over 30 years. I live in a small village outside Vancouver with my husband Alan, who is also an artist. I love to paint and I love to teach people how to paint. When I'm not painting, my favorite thing to do is spend time outdoors with my dog, Havoc.