I was having a sort-out the other week and I came across a simple, wire file-holder. I knew exactly what I was going to use this simple item for, and it wasn’t making my desk into the sort of space people photograph and use as blog headers (you know the sort: all white and tidy, … More First-Rate Finds: Storing Small Paintings
Amidst everything else on my over-crowded plate lately, I was given a small helping of deja vu. Those of you who have been following my blog for the last year may remember my String Painting. This was actually the painting I kick-started my blog off with – so there’s been a fair few hot breakfasts … More A second helping of string
Fiona Verdouw temporarily puts aside her paintbrushes to promote her art. … More Jealous Easel Syndrome. Who knew?
Fiona Verdouw’s Blog Post No. 48 – about oranges. … More A double dose of Vitamin See
Well, that’s it. My twelve months of painting and blogging about it are up. In fact, I’ve gone over-time. Just as we were getting to know one another, my Getting My Art into Gear experiment has come to an end. I’ve never really been one for good-byes… unless the person I’m farewell-ing is astonishingly rude, … More Where to from here?
Ever since I began painting, I’ve always mixed my own black, rather than buying it ready-mixed in a tube. My rationale was that by mixing my own, I could always be sure of how warm or cool my black is, and thus, how it translates into other colours I mix it with when creating shades. … More First-rate Finds: Understanding Pigments & Labelling in Paints
There’s a lot I really like about this painting. It was always going to win my heart just by virtue of the subject matter, but there are a number of lessons I learned while painting this that will help me as I move forward. So I owe this ducky a small debt of gratitude. Lesson … More Thanks, Rubber Ducky.