Pointillism – Going Dotty

Sanctuary 2 The Cloisters 11×17″ I did this painting with pen using the pointillist technique because I felt the result portrays the texture of the pillars so well.  I used watercolour pencils in the ceiling and sparingly elsewhere.  I completed this in several sessions over a period of a couple of weeks.  Though it may look tedious I rather enjoyed the process.  It is done from my photograph taken … Continue reading Pointillism – Going Dotty

Workshop Phobia

A friend and I started painting in watercolours at the same time, about 10 years ago.  Since then Sonja has taken more art workshops than I can count, with some reasonably well-known names in the medium – Nita Engle, Karlyn Holman, Gordon MacKenzie – and I have never gone to a single one.  I have a workshop phobia.  The thought of attending a workshop does not conjure up a relaxed artistic atmosphere for me; the whole idea of it Continue reading “Workshop Phobia”

Cornwall Regional Art Gallery Juried Exhibition

The Gallery’s annual Juried Exhibition is running from January 25th to March 2nd, 2012 at 168 Pitt Sreet, Cornwall, Ontario.  I am excited to say that I have had two of my pastels accepted into the show.  I do hope that those of you in the area will have time to stop in to view all the art work. The Awards Ceremony will be Saturday, … Continue reading Cornwall Regional Art Gallery Juried Exhibition

The Final Answer

OK, hello folks.This is my third, and I may say, final, attempt to develop a web presence for myself.  First attempt, [beyondthebrush.ca],  the webmaster inexplicably shut down and took my web address with her.   Second attept, [beyondthebrush.org], hacked into twice in short order and I didn’t know how to fix and deal with the situation.  So here I am, blogging with WordPress.  I suppose it is … Continue reading The Final Answer