Thanks for stopping by again! I have been spending time in the forest around Port McNeill and Shawnigan Lake the past month or so. Its mushroom season! Things are greening up and there are still plenty of berries on the bushes for the blackbears to feast upon. I know this because I’ve seen them. One often crosses our lawn in Port McNeill and another regularly feasts on our apples in Shawnigan Lake.
Bears aside, and as per usual, Ive been experimenting with my art.
I’ve begun working on heavy watercolour paper with regularity. It’s far easier to store!
I’m painting through conversations to get more time with my people and more time with my art. Ive found the result as equally pleasing as using music to get me out of my head while I work.
I’ve done fewer warm ups as separate practice and I’ve been warming up right on the fine art paper, using it as an additional layer on my intuitive work.
I’ve waxed, not encaustic, a few pieces to add a shine that I much prefer to the plastic shine of acrylic based products.
I’ve added shoe polish to my experimental mediums.
I’ve been making a conscious effort to show and sell my art this past month and to spruce up and revamp my website. Like most creatives I guess, I’d choose to stay in my studio working, however, my time in the local gallery talking up art has been a (somewhat) welcome diversion. Ive met some really great people. As far as the website goes, I’ll feature one new painting, that is actually for sale, each month and write a little art update. If you want to see what else I’m working on follow me on Instagram at sherri_jean_mcculloch. I update almost daily there.
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