Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Favorite Place




Prince Edward Island

One of my favourite places to visit, to spend some real time on an empty beach listening to the waves ... to re-connect with everything you drop in a busy life filled with comings and goings. And while those comings and goings are part of the music of life ... on these beaches you can hear the melody softly whisper on the wind 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Roses from my garden!


So ... I posted about this piece a bit ago and I am thrilled now to report after The Fine Art Show in Streetsville last weekend ... it sold! I must confess that I did go back in and work on it a couple of times after before I put it in the show but nothing could have made me happier than having a perfect stranger love a painting!

Roses from my garden!

Very best wishes, Barbara

Friday, May 12, 2017

Small Sketches



Every now and again ... it is important to challenge yourself! 
This was a 30 minute sketch on a small wooden panel - starting with brush and ending with a knife I toned the panel with yellow ochre which allows the light to sing a little and then pushed myself to put down my knife when the 30 minutes had finished!

Best wishes, Barbara

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How a life changes ...




In the blink of an eye ... everything can change ... we have all experienced that from time to time. Again, the journey ~ it may be rocky, smooth, beautiful or sometimes not so beautiful ~ just do your best to stay somewhere near the path!

Best wishes