Learning something new? If not, why not?
I just turned 61 a couple of weeks ago (yes another birthday, but who's counting) and I am a firm believer in trying something new a few times a year.
Last summer, I was determined to learn to drive a motorbike. Not sure if you saw that video, but it took me sometime to coordinate my brain, throttle, balance, etc. I was so fortunate to have a son who had a ton of patience as I lost count how many times I stalled it.
So I encourage you to try something new. Maybe that is painting. If so, let me know. It would be my pleasure to help you.
Panmure Island is a 11 x 14 framed painting I did some time ago. I was out touring the eastern end of Prince Edward Island and came across this beautiful scene. The original and prints are still available.
How is your winter going?
I have been out enjoying the winter snowshoeing and hiking on the many beautiful trails on Prince Edward Island. I am also able to ski right from my door down across the fields.
I hope you are out and doing some fun winter activities. The costs are minimal and the rewards are so great!!
In the Studio
Here is a new Whimsical painting, still trying new things.
The second painting is a textured painting. I think it is important to continue to try new things in the studio.
I have also started a 36x48 painting as a commissioned piece, stay tuned!
Tips for the Artist in You
Do you want to try a textured painting?
Use white tissue paper
White stretched canvas
Clear mat varnish
Crumple the tissue paper
Varnish the canvas
Place tissue over the varnished canvas while it is wet.
Smooth out the tissue paper over the canvas leaving some wrinkles
Varnish over the tissued canvas
Start your new painting.
If you need any help with this, just hit reply to this email and let me know what you are having trouble with.
Send me a picture of your completed painting.
Most Recent Work
Here is a peak at my latest painting.
'West Keppoch, PEI'. One of the many quiet beaches along the shores of Prince Edward Island I like to use long narrow canvases that can show the beaches in their glory. It is a 10 x 20 oil on stretched canvas ready to frame.
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