500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #486 – Marbled Pink

Marbled Pink Musings of the Artists Mind At this point, some of you may be wondering if this nostalgic marbling of my Nono’s peonies is an obsession or overdone pride in my Italian heritage. Well, it may well be both. Like many I know, I have very few clear memories of my childhood and no … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #486 – Marbled Pink

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #485 – Modalities And A Bee

Modalities And A Bee Musings of the Artists Mind Ok, so I am not entirely sure what the word Modalities means, but I know I love the sound of it and it felt like a great way to describe these beautiful flowers. The bee was all over the place and I actually tried to keep … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #485 – Modalities And A Bee

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #484 – Reaching To The Sun

Reaching To The Sun Musings of the Artists Mind Snapdragons, Lilies, or some strange squash flower? I just realized how much I am attracted to these pinkish-orange flowers. They catch the sun and seem to always be greedily reaching for more light. Maybe it’s only me, but they feel hungry for attention to me. They … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #484 – Reaching To The Sun

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #483 – Remember The Pink

Remember The Pink Musings of the Artists Mind These are from my hundred year old family heirloom peonies and I wanted to make them look like an old family Polaroid picture: grainy, scratched, slightly over-exposed, retro. This perspective that includes a street and houses in the background add to that feel. The amazing modern dilemma … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #483 – Remember The Pink

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #482 – Mostly Yellow

Mostly Yellow Musings of the Artists Mind Ok, I went a little wild with exposure on this one and found a way to balance it enough to keep this gorgeous yellow in the forefront. I love this yellow. It has been my challenge in painting most of my career. Canary yellow is often too thin … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #482 – Mostly Yellow

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #481 – As We Change

As We Change Musings of the Artists Mind This flower is simply amazing! I had originally noticed that each plant had flowers of different colours and wondered why. Then I watched one for a whole day and saw that each flower transitions from light pinks to dark blues and then wilts into a dry brown. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #481 – As We Change

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #480 – Resilient

Resilient Musings of the Artists Mind No matter how much rain falls on this flower, it remains solid. The petals feel like stiff plastic in the dry sun and don’t loose their rigidity in the rain or when I water them. They are strong and present. I needed to give them a place in the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #480 – Resilient

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #479 – Rhymes With Orange

Rhymes With Orange Musings of the Artists Mind Snapdragon flowers are as beautiful as they are vibrant. I found a complete garden of them in the public gardens of Quebec City. The contrast between the dark green foliage and bright orange hues of the flowers lends itself beautifully to paintings like those of Henri Rousseau. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #479 – Rhymes With Orange

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #478 – Rose Marble

Rose Marble Musings of the Artists Mind The closer I zoomed in on this flower the more it looked like a colour bloom in a sheet of marble.  These flowers are fragile and the petals so very thin, one can almost see through them. I felt it needed to be made more solid and permanent. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #478 – Rose Marble

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #477 – Rousseau’s Inspiration

Rousseau's Inspiration Musings of the Artists Mind The painter Henri Rousseau painted atmospheric creepiness, but that was never his intention. His Naive style was filled with love, happiness, and life. I think what made them creepy was his unique ability to paint the shadowy recesses behind the focal point of the painting and somehow make … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #477 – Rousseau’s Inspiration