07 December 2012

Blog Name Change

You may have noticed that I have changed the title of my blog. I have three blogs - my floral art blog, my daily paintings blog and my artbymarion blog for my larger works. I am finding it difficult to maintain all three, plus my website and keep enough time for painting LOL.

I am combining this blog (my daily painting blog) with my artbymarion blog, and I have renamed it "Joy of Colour" which I feel is more appropriate and reflects my style of painting. It also means that you will see more of my paintings, not just my small daily paintings. I hope you like the change.

I am going to continue with my "art of flowers" blog, specifically for my florals.
http://artofflowers.blogspot.fr/ so please pop over and have a look.

05 December 2012

Autumn Reflections Palette Knife painting

Autumn Reflections
Oil on canvas, palette knife painting
30x30 cm on narrow box canvas
This painting is SOLD

I love painting water and reflections. When I noticed this photo in my archive of wetcanvas.com photos, I thought AH-HA I must try that one while I am in autumn mode. It turned out colourful (but that is no surprise for me) but I like it. The water adds another dimension to an autumn scene.

Reflections Tip
Reflections should never be as bright as the original. One way to avoid this is to paint the reflections into the wet paint of the water. This ensures that the colours will always be dulled down.
 You might be interested in my Autumn Explosion painting