I am an artist working in oils (for now). I make studies of the qualities light using various subjects that interest me, especially animals, landscapes and still lifes. Art is a lifetime journey.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I did a version of this in a different format. I love the image and the colour. It is so wonderfully old fashioned, and it is a ride I would have no trouble getting on. I really enjoyed painting the gilt frames around the mirrors - for me it required a lot of conscious layering of dark and light tones. It was quite technical.
I am a self taught artist, having a background as a sign painter and taken a number of courses in fine art in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and in Toronto. In fall 2007, I participated in a workshop given by the wonderful equine artist, Valerie Hinz.
My favorite subjects are horses and other animals, but also landscapes and still life. I am facinated by light and colour.