The Weekly Photo Challenge from Cheri today asks us to “share an image that means “earth” to you,” for upcoming Earth Day. This photographic detail of my painting of Cypress Alleyway, which I have already featured on thechangingpalette more than once, is my way of celebrating an earthly magical place that I shall never forget.
This week’s Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green! is “all about color,” says Michelle.What better way to celebrate the color green than through a gallery of snippets of palettes and paintings that I have posted over the past few years. If you wish to see the full image, each one is linked to its original post . Enjoy 🙂
Kitsilano in the snow #2Inspired by a magical morning on Kitsilano Beach after the snowfall before Xmas, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2 and which was also the inspiration for the first of the year. The Gift of the Four Treasures has once again weaved its magic spell with the superpower that resides in its brushes and ink.
Looks like the beginning of a new series for a new year.
landscape from the immagination 31.7.16
So here we are at the end of July, the last day of World Watercolor Month, and the end of my journey through Tony Smibert’s Painting Landscapes from your Imagination. As a finale I thought I would revisit one of the images you may remember from my post, “encapsulating the essence,” a drawing of the Sino Himalayan Garden at VanDusen Botanical Gardens here in Vancouver.
I made a monochrome print on Arches watercolor paper (11″ x 15″); took this to the studio;
mixed my bowls of color and let the washes do their work.
Worldwatercolormonth Day 31
I wonder what August will bring…
“A studio is not only a place, it’s a state of mind” Tony Smibert
On July 1st I set out to work my way through Tony Smibert’s Painting Landscapes from your Imagination, and as those of you who followed my progress know, yesterday I completed the project that I had set myself. July was also World Watercolor Month thanks to Charlie O’Shields, so this was the perfect fit.
It’s always fun to look back sometimes so I thought today I would give myself a little
mini retrospective for the month of July.
My thanks to Charlie and to all of you who joined me on the journey, and of course a big shout out and thank you to the great Australian artist Tony Smibert whose books are a source of such great inspiration to so many.
Tony dedicated his book to his two children, so I would like to dedicate my “retrospective” to my beautiful granddaughter who is really the greatest inspiration of all.