It has been my dream for a long time now to move my painting studio into my retreat but I was afraid and wondered if I could justify it to myself and my husband. When I saw this little picture online it really hit me – what am I waiting for? Why am I not just going for it? I do not want to be confined in a box, not now, not ever! Of course the only person getting in my way was Me! When I shared my dream with my husband, he immediately said “Why not”. It is truly wonderful to have such a supportive partner.
Fresh out of my studio just completed this striking abstract landscape. I wanted to create a peaceful minimal abstract for a modern master bedroom. She is called “Slumber My Darling”.
I also wanted it to be imposing so chose to create this on two canvases as a diptych to create a large piece when joining the two canvases together. Each canvas was 24 x 30 and therefore the finished piece is 60″ in length.
Here is a new landscape, well actually more of a seascape that I just painted with oils on canvas. It is 16″ x 16″ x 1.5.
I have finally taken the leap from my beloved acrylics to use some oils however being the health enthusiast that I am there was no way I was going to use all the toxic thinners and mediums that are usually associated with oils.
I used Holbein’s duo aqua water soluble oil paints and I used walnut oil as a medium with this new landscape painting – the only downside being it takes forever to dry.