Tag: Painting


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I could add: Where there is art!               Read more →

Lilies grew from the tears Eve shed as she left Eden.

Painting lilies are so special.  It as though they are complete – impossible to improve on. Lilies are said to have grown from the tears Eve shed as she left Eden. Read more →

Painting Holiday in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA STILBAAI ART RETREAT DATES: 25 July – 31 July 2016, 29 August – 4 September 2016, 26 September – 2 October 2016, 24 – 30 October 2016, 14 – 20 November 2016. South Africa is a beautiful country with sunshine all year round – nature, culture, food, wine, music and rythm – the people are warm and hospitable.… Read more →

Warm and cold colours

You can always use warm and cool colors to increase depth and space in your paintings. As light travels across a flat surface, it will often be brightest (and warmest) at one end, and fade to cooler hues in the distance. Read more →

Knowing your colours

Primary colours cannot be created through the mixing of other colours. They are colours in their own right. The three primary colours are RED – YELLOW – BLUE.  Primary colours can be mixed together to produce SECONDARY COLOURS.  Yellow + blue = green, Blue + red is purple, Red + yellow is orange. An important rule of the colour wheel… Read more →

Art retreat holiday in Western Cape South Africa

Arriving in Stilbaai in the Western Cape SouthAfrica for an Art Retreat is a heavenly experience. As you drive into the village you experience a feeling of wellbeing, peace and harmony. You could go for long walks on the beach, discover the rock pools, swim in the lagoon or watch the sunset before having dinner. To make this art experience… Read more →