Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mermaid Graffiti or Art - What would you call it?

Have you ever wondered if there really were mermaids?  Well I have and I think I have seen proof not only that they exist but that they are ARTISTS!  Grab a bottle of water, your camera, and some sun block as it is hot today, and I will take you on a journey to Starfish Rock.
Starfish Rock is just outside of Gibsons Landing the first time I saw it my friend and I were out on a quest to find some good shots of arbutus trees, this time as well as the last time we are just going to wing the directions so I hope you aren't scared of getting lost.
It's a curvy coastal road lots of ups and downs and hairpin curves with some wonderful places to pull over and admire the view. After a good half hour or so of driving under a canopy of trees we come to a small quaint residential area with a dead end street, this is where we get out and there she is Starfish Rock!

In my fanciful imaginings I would like to think that mermaids come out when no one is around and use the large coastal rocks as their canvas moving along the coast leaving their masterpieces hidden until the tide goes out or perhaps it a rogue band of mermaid graffiti artists defacing the coastal rocks with little chance of being caught.

Mermaid Graffiti or Art what would you call it?

Disclaimer:  Although the rock painted with starfish is real the name Starfish Rock is a fictional name.  

Starfish Rock

24" x 24" Acrylic on canvas.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Misty Moors - Acrylic Painting

Come step into my painting, after the hot weather we have been having it's a nice change to walk in a cool mist.
Better wear your wellies and bring an umbrella as there is a heavy mist cloaking the path today.  But we won't let a little wet stop us now will we?

Now just hang on a sec as I get this old barbed wire fence opened.  There was a time I would have just climbed through it but i'm not quite as agile as I used to be now that i'm a woman of a certain age.   And please be careful where you step as the little snails packing their homes upon their backs love to come out during these damp days.

If you look to the right you will see that the lavender is beginning to bloom, I can never resist picking a piece and rubbing it between my fingers releasing the soothing aroma of lavender, can you?  As we meander along the path we will pass yellow yarrow, blooming heather in soft mauve's and blues, also some soft blue wild flags/irises.  These smaller irises aren't quite as large as the showy domestic variety but their delicate beauty suits this natural landscape.

Watch out for the black berry brambles, those sneaky vines like to reach out and snag at your clothing.  It won't be long now before we will be gorging on sweet juicy berries.  I like to pick extra to put in the freezer so that in the middle of winter I can pull some out and take a quick step back into summer with this delicious recipe for Black Berry Scones

Well it's time to get back to slinging paint, thank you for stepping into my painting with me!  Next week we will be going back to the ocean with a visit to Starfish Rock

Misty Moors

24" X 24" acrylic on canvas