“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” Danny Kaye
‘Smoke Without Fire’ is a little do-over canvas that sat in a corner of the studio for ages before I decided to have another go at it. It turned out okay this time, so I’ve listed it on Etsy. It comes with the little wooden display easel shown in the photo.
“The dream would not go.
Some things were meant to be.
Yes, sometimes it is simple
and time would tell.”
“There was very little traffic
on this road to heaven.
He had some trouble on the way.
The past always lurked as he drove this road,
more real than the things in plain view.”
“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” Pablo Picasso
If the little kererū looks familiar, that’s because I sketched him earlier in the year with ink and watercolour. I’m not entirely sure how the magenta got into the trees ~ except that I was using it for the wings and when I wanted to make the greens pop, it was there on my palette and so I tried it and now I really like it. Note to self: keep trying other things.