Monday, 22 July 2013

Beauty or the Beast

I have an extensive perennial garden, many of the plants were already here when we purchased the property. This gorgeous flower and vine has risen on its own, its a wild morning glory or bindweed.  Aptly name since it can strangle out an entire garden.
 I have let a small peice of it growing and have been photographing it.
I started an acrylic of the plant. The flowers are gorgeous but alas I know what must
be done for the safety of the rest of the garden,  so the plant will be immortilized on canvas before
I plot its demise.
Today was block in the canvas and portions for background. I work very loosely when I start, two to three phases before what I get the part I call 'clean up'.  Here is the start of what is on the easel for this Tidal moon evening on July 22, 2013.
I will post photos as I go along. Photo I am working from was taken in the early morning sun for more dramatic lighting.  Lots to go on this one yet.


Third step complete....... one more to go

a couple of minor tweeks here and there but for the most part this is FINI !
( step away from the palette ! )

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Whats on the easel on this terribly hot weekend.

Working on watercolours of the wee folk and fairies for the Irish festival on July 18-21st
come to Water Street Gallery and see whats amiss !

this one is in progress not done yet........

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Water Street Gallery

Most everyone knows I am managing Water Street Gallery here in Chatham NB
with 14 quality artists on site including myself.

Next weekend all the leprechauns break loose in Chatham who has the largest
Irish population in all of canada when we celebrate Irish Fest.

The gallery is going to feature a wall of Celtic and Folklore art for that week.
I am working on another series of Fairies, my side passion in Watercolour.
Photos will be posted as it progresses and I hope many of you stop in to see
what we will have up at 1732 Water Street Miramichi/Chatham NB !

My photo
Derby - Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada
Laura Lea is a painter and photographer living in New Brunswick. Follow her on Facebook!