Quilted Iron Railings, Digital Art, 2021
Quilted Iron Railings, Watercolor and Pencil on Paper, 10" x 7", 1999
I am fascinated by flowers and also by the patterns found in iron railings. I wove these elements together in a patchwork pattern to create the original watercolor painting. I gave the original painting to my father and his wife as a house-warming gift when they bought a cottage on Little Chance Harbour in Nova Scotia. Below is the digital version I created in 2021 soon after the launch of Illustrator for iPad.
Drawings for Quilted Iron Railings, Pen and Ink, 1998
Before a personal computer came into my life, my artistic process consisted of grabbing a pen and doodling on any available paper, often a blank book that someone in my family gave me as a gift. When I wanted to paint, I went through the book and chose different drawings to incorporate into the scene. I drew these onto acid-free rag with pencil and then painted in with colors I mixed fromSakura watercolor paint tubes. I mixed in white gouache to eliminate the normally transparent look of watercolor paint. I created the drawings above the year before I made the painting. At the time, it was beyond my wildest dream that someday one would be able to reproduce and present one's own artwork via a computer and the internet. If someone had predicted that to me back then, I would have been very skeptical that they believed impossible magic could be real.