Monthly Archives: March 2015

Back to Basics 3: plum blossom (part 2)

It’s ‘petal drop’ time in Victoria. On the prairies we used to look forward to the first snow each year, and felt blessed when it occurred in daytime so that we could cosy up by the window with a mug … Continue reading

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A bird tail/tale

Learning from our group’s last CBP art show that whimsical subjects can set tongues wagging (and lead to sales!) I decided to try to emulate the ‘edgy blackbirds interacting with orchids’ recently re-discovered in a friend’s art book on plum … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: not plum

Something funny happened while I was working on my plum painting. Quite unintentionally, I made a breakthrough in rendering the Chinese orchid. An artist friend lent me one of her books that featured plum, AND orchid. True, there were some … Continue reading

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