I know...I know...I said that I was taking a blogging break for Lent and Lent only began a week ago! This is hard!!! will I make it 40 days? Taking a break from blogging for me includes everything...posting, visiting, commenting, emailing. The truth is that I want to unplug for Lent as much as possible while still running my online shop. With that being said...I wanted to share this post that I did on my shop blog Seawashed Studio...
"Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains." ~Henry Ward Beecher
I am no architect chiseling grandeur shapes... rather I am an artist gently moving brush across canvas putting shape to paint while listening to rainfall just outside my studio window.
It has been raining for weeks, restoring the dry beds of our reservoirs. I am fond of the rain and find myself inspired to remain awake into the dark hours of the night creating.
My favorite tools nearby... paintbrushes by Princeton Arts & Brush Co. and an overflowing supply of Winsor & Newton acrylics and watercolor
All of my original paintings on canvas are done using fine art brushes, not palette knives and Winsor & Newton and Talen Amsterdam paints.
The English Rose Series is blooming in a variety of shapes and colors
(you can see the petal soft colors in the previous post or in the shop)
And The Sea Series continues...
I stopped numbering them, because their are just too many.
A cup of tea is never far from reach.
My Hubby bought me a new Canon camera...not the kind with the lenses you can remove, because I do not have the courage to try and learn how to use one, but a nice enough one for me to create with. I have been updating most of my photos in the SHOP because this camera is so much better than my tiny turquoise power shot canon that has kept me going these past 5 yrs. The photos are crisp and clear and makes my shop feel a bit more professional. I always take my photos in natural lighting and never ever use a flash. So be sure to take a peek at my 'ABOUT' page of my Seawashed shop. New paintings have also been listed. Roses, wildflowers, and the sea in blue hues for spring and summer.
"When the sea is as bright blue as the sky."