Sandra Harper
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  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada

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I've always been able to draw....though I find the process somewhat 'painful', in that I don't seem to easily transfer what is in my head to paper, and therefore drawing is a looooooong process, even though I get there in the end.  Although I have had several all-encompassing hobbies -- photography being the most prevalent and lasting the longest, I had never seriously considered painting until looking for an outlet after my mother passed away +/- 15 years ago.   I was fortunate enough to start watercolour lessons with a wonderful couple -- he preferred architecture and man-made structure, while she loved botanicals and to make the evenings even better there was wine! (a wonderful substance that lets you paint freely.....although I did switch from "red" to "white", because I kept washing my brush in my glass -- left-handed, you see so glass and rinse water were next to each other.  The nights we drank tea, it got used as wash water as well).

I am still an avid photographer.  While I do some "serious" photos, I also use my camera to record scenes/items that I think may be good subjects for paintings. 

My watercolour style is generally wet-into-wet, and while I aim to have a loose flowing hand I always seem to end up with my tiny 'eye-lash' brush and go in for a lot of detail.  Hopefully, in some distant time, my dream of 'impression' will come true. 

I am now 'getting back on the horse', so to speak, after an absence of about 5 years -- we moved house and I've not lifted a paint brush for anything but changing wall colour in that entire time. 

Thank you for taking the time to view my work.....and my ramblings.

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Home Again

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 10:31am 0 Comments

Ok! time to get back into things!!  Have returned from a vacation, and the garden is all weeded (well, for now...) and in so onto painting.  A few ideas knocking about in my head and I'm going to try to get out of my 'comfort zone'  and experiment a little -- fingers crossed

returning to the scene

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 8:49am 0 Comments

several of my postings will be of work done over the years, but hopefully, will also be more "new" pieces as I get back into the swing of things. 

New to the Art Colony

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 7:55pm 1 Comment

ok -- jumping in here with both feet.  Have rarely posted any of my art (outside of my photography) in any type of forum, although I've been painting now for about 15 or so years.  Have tried acrylics, but always return to watercolour as I like to watch the colour burst into life as it hits the water.  While I will try just about any subject (although, 'portrait' may have had its one and only attempt), I prefer 'botanicals'. Since we moved house 5 years ago, I have not picked up a paint…

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At 1:27am on June 20, 2015, Barbara Cullen said…

Thanks Sandra. This painting is one of a winery in South Australia, it's pleasing you liked it. have a lovely weekend. Barbara. c.

At 1:25am on June 20, 2015, Barbara Cullen said…

Thanks again Sandra. So pleased you like the tangles.Barbara. C

At 1:14am on June 20, 2015, Barbara Cullen said…

Hello Sandra. I can't thank you enough for your  lovely comments on my work, you are an inspiration. Barbara. C.

At 3:20am on May 14, 2015, Mark Bedwell said…

Hiya Sandra, pleased to meet you and thanks for the friend addy. :o)

Also thanks for the compliments on my pics, and I'm glad your fav horse is the Clydesdale. They're my fav as well, along with Shetland Ponies.

Liking your artwork lots, and I'm especially liking the lemon's and the water lily............excellent!

At 8:47am on May 12, 2015, Maureen Rich said…

Thanks for telling me about this site, Sandra.  Looking forward to getting stuck in with it and seeing your and others' works.  M

At 1:08am on May 11, 2015, Allan Jones said…

Sandi, I am glad to see you here and look forward to more of your wonderful art popping up! It's a fun place.

At 3:54pm on April 2, 2015, Patti Ann Pratt said…
Welcome Sandra!
At 6:40pm on April 1, 2015, Thaneeya McArdle said…

Hi Sandra, and welcome to the Art Colony!  I hope you enjoy the site - there's a lot to explore here, so have a look around and make yourself at home. You'll find plenty of art and inspiration!

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do feel free to contact any of the moderators.

Be sure to read through the Member Guidelines, which explains things like what type of art you can post and what you can't - for instance, nudes and photography are not permitted.

We've also put together a handy Guide to Getting Started, which may help answer any questions you may have, such as how to create a bio for your page.

Most of all have fun and join in the forums and groups!  Can't wait to see your art. :)

Best Wishes, Thaneeya (Moderator)

 
 
 

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