Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Soleil du Matin"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This piece, titled "Petals and Lace" is another watercolour on Oriental rice paper. I really love painting on this paper as it has fantastic fibers running through it that enhance the piece. This piece will be "free-float" framed" to take advantage of the deckle edges. Thank you for looking ~!

Design by Kathie George

Friday, September 24, 2010

WOOHOOO~! I am so happy...I just sold this piece today. It is titled "Poppy Parade". I am involved in six art shows this fall and one of them is at the largest mall east of Montreal...Mic Mac Mall. The show is on for eight days and on the opening day, I sold my first piece at the show. Today, I sold two more~! Things are really picking up for me artistically and I am on "cloud nine".


Friday, September 17, 2010

This piece, I title "Winter Pond" was completed quite some time ago. I love the challenge of painting snow as you have to convey its depth and form by shadow and light only. I especially love the reflections in the water in the foreground. This was a really fun piece to paint~! Thank you for looking.

(Based on a demonstration by Jack Reid)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This piece is titled "Delicates" and is another watercolour on Oriental rice paper with ink. I am really having a lot of fun with this technique even though the spread of paint throughout the paper can be a bit of a challenge. This particular rice paper has a really nice fiber running through it that absorbs the pigment and enhances the process.
Thank you for looking~!

Design by Kathie George

Sunday, August 8, 2010

WOW....this sure was a lot of fun~! This piece, titled "kaleidoscope", was done on oriental rice paper with a little ink here and there. I absolutely love this technique. A bit difficult to work with the constant spread of paint throughout the piece as you work, but that's part of the charm. All the little fibers in the paper and the deckle edge sure ad interest. This piece will be "free float" framed to take advantage of that edge.

Dimensions are 5.75" X 10.5" (unframed)
Please inquire about framing

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This little piece is from a photo I took in Chester, Nova Scotia. I spent the day driving around the South Shore looking for painting inspiration when I came across this great Adirondack chair on a deck near the waterfront. I really enjoyed the challenge of painting with such little colour and only value as a guide. Thank you for looking !


Monday, June 28, 2010

I've been painting daily lately and I'm really enjoying the process. I like the quote, "It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to." ~Annie Gottlier. Such a simple thought, but so true. Yesterday, I spent the day driving around the South Shore of Nova Scotia taking pictures and looking for painting inspiration. I found some great little spots....your typical Nova Scotian coastal scenes.
This latest piece was just a quick little clay pot study. I want to be able to use this idea to complete a larger piece later. Thank you for looking~!

7.75" X 9.75" (unframed)
Please inquire about framing

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Well, I've been doing my best to avoid painting florals. They're my favorite subject to paint, but they've become boring and static and I'm forcing myself to try different setups and techniques. Still trying to reinvent myself. My latest effort, "The Gathering" is a little still life that offered me many challenges. It was a pleasure to paint something so unfamiliar and fresh to me. Thank you for looking~!

7.75" X 9.75" (unframed)

Friday, May 14, 2010

This piece, titled "Serendipity" was inspired by the negative painting technique. I love this technique!!! I could sit for hours and paint in the negative. I had this great photo of Easter lilies and thought it would make a great composition as I'm especially drawn to the lime green. Thank you for looking.

21" X 17" (framed)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just thinking of spring and trying to get back into painting after a little hiatus. This piece titled "Peace Rose" is one in a series of rose studies. I'm not usually a big fan of roses, but I couldn't help myself when I found this little beauty with it's yellows and pinks. I especially love how the direct light caused such defined highlights. Thank you for taking a peek !

13" X 13" (framed)