A simple white and blue Wizard of Oz inspired apron by LillyBoChic for the 2018 season.
Durable cotton and blue gingham frills create a look that Dorothy herself would admire. A navy blue pocket accentuates its utility and functionality as an apron or costume.
Visit my etsy listing for this item here.
I have been absent from posting new things for a few weeks- not because I haven’t been creating, but because of a mental block relating to how to write about it.
Sometimes I forget the lesson I learned when I was sick with cancer all of those years ago; which is to take it (life) one day at a time (or as I like to say “One day per time” lol.) Any life can be cut short, so try to enjoy the life you have right now.
Although I was enduring a mental block of sorts; I also was feeling bored with the appearance of my blog, so I updated it to reflect the project-heavy content. Over the years I have been diligent in including photos with every blog post, so I can take advantage of wordpress themes that showcase this.
I have also been broadening my horizons academically…but more on that in a later post.
My latest work is a two piece examination of cerulean blue and gold on canvas.
Blue and gold abstract photo in my backyard
The gold represents the sun against a brilliant Caribbean sky. There is turbulence in the gold fields, and so perhaps there is turbulence in the artist’s life.
The first canvas is rectangular, and only about 6 x 12 inches. Meanwhile the square canvas is 10 x 10 inches.
I am working on 2 more canvas frames right now, and I hope to have them stretched and primed by the end of the May long weekend. I am excited to see what I will come up with!
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Gold on blue. An abstract representation of the sun over ocean.
I love my latest piece all the way to the ocean and back.
The dimensions are 14 inches x 14 inches. The medium is acrylic on wood board. I see an ocean wave collapsing against a clouded sky in this piece.
I love the colour blue.
In paint, in the sky, in eyes…
…and on rare occasions when I’ve seen the blue azure sea in the Caribbean where (half of) my people are from.
My latest work is a blending of greens, blues, and yellows. I used “swirling” techniques to bleed colours into each other and make the colours lead endlessly into each other.
The first photo is a bit dark, so I have included this one which adds detail:
Note how vivid the yellows came out. I was super pleased with that.
Green is quickly becoming my go-to. I suppose it has something to do with my desire for spring to return to Southern Ontario, and for my garden to bloom in the sunshine.
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My most recent acrylic on canvas artwork is entitled “Invisible Fish”. I created an underwater snapshot of imaginary fish that are translucent and nearly invisible while swimming in an underwater scape.
By blending colours and allowing some paint dripping, I created an underwater feeling in this piece. Some of the layering took place in my studio over several days. I found that when working with pearlescent paints, the first few layers are nearly transparent and need to be “built up” in order to have a more present form. This was specifically the case with the figures of fish in this piece. In order to fully show their form, I outlined their shapes in white (which also kind of gives them a glowing look).
I took a risk by incorporating and mixing a vibrant and viscous yellow acrylic into my ocean. The result was a greenish- nearly chartreuse yellow that represents algae and adventure for my invisible fish. The predominantly blue background is grainy- adding to the texture of the work. I think it was an interesting selection to contrast texture with “pearlesence” in this larger 36 x 12 piece.
That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by!
My latest piece represents a dream sequence, which suggests that I dream in violet and gold.
This 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas piece definitely captures the uncertainty and mixed expectations often found in dreams. I especially like the marbling effects that are present in the areas where violet/blue meets lighter peach colours.
This is the second of my pieces that I have has the pleasant opportunity to photograph in my backyard among my plush hydrangea plants. Looking at the beautiful shape of the leaves, they add a nice contrast against the colour variety found in this piece, entitled No. 20.
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