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On having an exhibition

It has been a long time since I have even tried to exhibit my work. A friend came to the house and saw my paintings. True, no one around me actually knows that I paint. It is one of those things I am quiet about as I ask myself: Do my neighbours need paintings? Do...

Art Fraud, a Warning

Dear fellow artists, please be aware that there are people who will try to defraud artists out of their money and their artwork. These people are only interested in money and not in your well loved and worked on paintings. Shanty This is how it played out for me just...

Violet mountains and violet petals

I thought I was going to have a hard time wtih violet. It is a color I love, but I don’t use it much when I paint. It is difficult to mix if using gouache, as I most probably will end up with a pretty gray rather than the intense violet I was thinking about. Therefore...

The Spirit of Indigo

I can tell you first hand what indigo looks like, it is the color of the bruise that appeared on my right hip after Tara my filly kicked out at the gelding Mortimer and got me instead. That is what indigo looks like. I have never seen a horse express so much remorse,...

Into the Blue

My favorite blue happens to be Ultramarine.  It was years before I discovered that this color had been mined in Afghanistan and taken to Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth century, and that it was Lapis Lazuli that had been ground down into a powder to get that...

Green is the color of my heart

Why do I write that? Immersed in, or surrounded by green, I have always found this colour extremely difficult to use. There are so many greens. A painter friend once wrote me a note on how to mix the different greens, I have found her words very useful. Although more...

Yellow is the colour of the sky

Before I begin to write about the colour yellow, I think I should say something about the new privacy rules in Europe. We abide by them. The only data collected will be on those who wish to order a painting printed on paper or canvas, and for that you will have to use...

Orange

Here we are with orange, a startling or subtle mix of red and yellow. I like orange as much as any other colour, but I find oranges difficult to paint, so I need to concentrate on that some more. I think that using orange means being able to use a subtle or strong...

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