Azalea in Sunshine, Watercolour © 1996 Diane Duncan
Watercolours provide my introduction to the more formal art world when I signed up for a night course to combat the winter blues. I fell in love with the media and was thrilled when four of my paintings sold at my very first art show! Although today’s work is often limits this media to use within a sketchbook, the techniques and lessons of those early times are used daily in my artwork.
Yesterday’s PlayDay helped me achieve another ‘start’ for 2016 – sketching. … and I’m running a day behind by the date in the photos…LOL. I think I mentioned that I chose faces as a project because I find them challenging to sketch or paint. Hosting the gathering made it difficult to focus on the exercise so when we returned from the gym I decided to take some time an do sketches starting with an oval, a circle, a triangle and a square with the idea of comparing how the starting shape influenced th...
Janet Bednarczyk recently moved from North Vancouver to Oliver BC and can’t believe her luck in finding a home with space for a studio with a wall of windows overlooking vineyards and orchards. Janet and her husband Don are busy personalizing the gardens surrounding their new home and building a controlled environment greenhouse for Don’s prize orchids. They are busy settling into their new community but Janet, now working only part time as a physiotherapist, is maintaining regular studio time pursuing her artwork. ...