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spring is cherry blossoms …oil painting

Posted in art, flowers, haiku, painting, poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 2017/04/13 by greenteadoodles
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spring is cherry blossoms!

A small painting before Easter weekend to celebrate this long, slow Vancouver spring. It may be cooler than usual but that sure makes all the blossoms last!

This is just 6″x6″. The size is fun for quick studies and experiments – very freeing! This painting is based on a friend’s photo that she graciously let me use as inspiration. Thanks Claire!

Tom wrote a quirky haiku to go with these Taiwanese cherry blossoms. 🙂

foreshortened phloem
flower’s fragrant fabric
fine filigreed fire

painting (c) 2017 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2017 Tom Radcliffe

Cat and flowers…

Posted in art, cats, flowers, haiku, painting, poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , on 2016/06/16 by greenteadoodles
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cat and flowers

This quick 4″x 6″ postcard was inspired by a photograph in a delightful calendar from 2006 (A Cat in the Garden – photos by Del Greger). I knew there was a reason I was keeping it!

UPDATE: New haiku from Tom!!

hunter stalks flowers
fierce eyes threaten destruction
inner cougar purrs

water colour (cc) Hilary Farmer 2016
poem (c) Tom Radcliffe 2016

Spring Blossoms…

Posted in art, flowers, haiku, painting, poetry with tags , , , , , , , on 2016/04/24 by greenteadoodles
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Spring Blossoms fresh from Taiwan…

Long over-due post! Just a quick watercolour to celebrate the warm sunshine. In fact I was doing more oil painting over the winter taking part in an e-course “Dream, Love, Paint” which I highly recommend. I decided not to post the work from the course – more about the process than the result! …and also the set up, images and technique were directly from the teacher so it didn’t seem correct to post them as my work.

Hoping to carve out more time for oil painting soon and post some new works but in the meantime, I’m rediscovering watercolours a bit with an eye on doing some plein aire with them – oils are more challenging in terms of traveling etc even though I love working with them. Watercolours have their own challenges but it’s all OK if one decides to just call the “mistakes””happy accidents” instead! lol

The “Spring Blossoms” painting is inspired by a photo a friend in Taiwan posted on her Facebook page a while ago and gave me permission to work from – thanks Claire!!

UPDATE: New self-described “goofy haiku” from Tom – thanks Tom!!

plump plum petals primp
pleasingly posed performance
pretty petticoats

painting – water colour and ink on paper – (cc) 2016 Hilary Farmer

Poem (c) 2016 Tom Radcliffe

Face doodle 3…

Posted in art, computer art, haiku with tags , , , , , , , on 2013/06/06 by greenteadoodles
Girl in a blue sweater

Girl in a blue sweater

One more quick doodle that was done on the long weekend in May. I must start doing some new drawings soon… and I will have more time to do that not long from now. I’m looking forward to it!

UPDATE: New haiku from Tom! Thanks!!

dull thud of voices
small talk murders consciousness
while witnesses sleep

haiku (c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

Image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

Face doodle 2…

Posted in art, computer art, haiku with tags , , , , , , , on 2013/06/04 by greenteadoodles
Holiday weekend doodle

Holiday weekend doodle

Long overdue for a new doodle! Still playing with the Procreate app. This quick sketch was done while at Baie Saint-Paul. Enjoy…

UPDATE: New poem from Tom! See explanation in the comments. Thanks!!

during the war she
fought with guile now long faded
sepia photo

haiku (c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

face doodle…

Posted in art, computer art, flowers, haiku with tags , , , , , , on 2013/04/30 by greenteadoodles
face with flowers

face with flowers

Just a random doodle today… trying a bit of contrast between soft and hard edges.

Have a great rest of the week!

UPDATE: New haiku from Tom!

meditating mind
empty open free
where are my car keys?

(c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

underwater lily pads and haiku…

Posted in art, haiku, painting with tags , , , , , , on 2013/02/24 by greenteadoodles
surreal umbrellas

surreal umbrellas

This is the third and last in the series of paintings I started during a course last fall with Melanie Matthews and finished recently. Once again I have struggled with taking a reasonable photograph of the piece. This one has a fair amount of texture making it especially difficult. There are also some reflective metallics – so it changes a lot depending on the light and angle.
The under water feeling I was trying to create was wonderfully captured by Tom’s haiku.

surreal umbrellas
shelter depths from raining light
currents blowing wind

(c) 2013 TJ Radcliffe

underwater detail

underwater detail

painting mixed media on board 12″x12″ (cc) 2013 Hilary Farmer

Here’s a fun  art blog and check out this lovely watercolour with a wonderful piece of fortune cookie advice – and it doesn’t just work for artists!