Month: May 2016

copse and rubbers

copse vi b
 
Thanks to Tina whose wonderful photo of Muddy Waters on her always inspiring blog Travels and Trifles was the starting point for this copse painting that began with loose washes of watercolor and ended with a fair amount of rubbing to create the finished piece, hence the title of today’s post.

copse iii

copse i
At the same time, using the same palette of watercolors on my wet white porcelain tile a somewhat more abstract copse began to appear, as the drying paint was scraped and rubbed.

copse vii

copse ii

Thanks Tina and also Debi whose Creative Zone for Making Art inspires me every day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth 2

Shuswap iv

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty

William Wordsworth  1802

These opening lines from Wordsworth’s poem Composed on Westminster Bridge could easily have been written for this early morning view last weekend of Little Shuswap Lake here in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.