Welcome to my Studio Blog

Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Monterosso - WIP - Step 1

Hi everyone, TGIF! I began work on my Monterosso, Cinque Terre painting. I finished my drawing on my canvas in charocoal.  It was a big job as usual.  Actually not as messy as usual...lol.  Getting better with charocal and drawing much more lightly.   Next the fun step of adding colour. I will begin my grey tones first.  Stay tuned..wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  

My sketch with my grid for size/perspective to draw on the canvas
My drawing on canvas - you can see the size compared to the sketch
 Close up of the drawing on canvas
 and my inspiration, a pic of me in beautiful Monterosso, CT May 2011.  What an amazing trip!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monterosso - New WIP painting

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying the Spring.  I am back to work on my Cinque Terre series. My next village is Monterosso. I am doing a landscape scene of Monterosso al mare (ocean front with that famous rock & glorious acqua water). It will be different from my other paintings as it has much more foliage, water and landscape. Here is my rough sketch for my new painting. Looking foward to starting this one.  Next step to draw the image on the canvas..Ouff not looking forward to that part, its always a difficult messy task. 

My sketch for my Colours of Monterosso, Cinque Terre Painting