Monday, 28 January 2013

Don't wait.........!

Don't wait until Valentines Day to tell someone special what they mean to you :-).

But if you do want to produce something special for the day, watercolour is an expressive medium to be creative this Valentines day!

These 3 roses have been painted, each using a different technique.

Artistically speaking, as we head towards Spring, we sometimes rush to pick up yellows to capture daffodils and primroses - these little splashes of warm red tones after these cold winter months, is very welcome!

So don't hesitate, grab your brush and have a splash with red - something special for someone special!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Those who reach touch the Stars

Flooded Levels

Original Watercolour
Framed Oak
Size 25" x 20"
Copyright 2013 Kaye Parmenter

"Those who reach touch the stars".  I'm not too sure who initially wrote this quotation, but I love it.  Over the Christmas break, I have seen many artists work online.  Although at many different stages of careers and levels of ability, it is wonderful to see so many people with aspirations and desires to move forward and up in the art world.  The internet makes it possible for us to share and give encouragement.

At whatever stage you are,  remember, you may need to check that you're heading in the right direction, but with determination you can touch them!  This New Year brings opportunities to us all, choose them carefully and aim high!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year!

"The Tackle"
Original Watercolour 32cm x 32cm (sold)
Copyright Kaye Parmenter 2012

Welcome to the people who have joined my blog and I would like to extend warm wishes to everyone for a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

 As a mum of two boys and also a busy watercolour artist this inevitably means that life is never dull.  I love Christmas and the associated chaos but equally, I find the festive holiday a wonderful time to reflect and plan for the future year.  

The forth-coming few months hold so many exciting things for me work-wise.....I have two online watercolour painting courses almost fully booked, a further one to develop, two exhibitions and gallery commitments to fulfil.  When searching for a suitable caption to go alongside the rugby painting, I came across a quotation to share:

"Action is the foundational key to all success"
Pablo Picasso

As I am a firm believer in constant practice and experimentation in art, perhaps this is a good quote to keep in mind and remember to keep those brushes handy - even if you just pick them up for a quick sketch a day.

Happy 2013!

Tulip Time - National Trust