My Canadian friend Sea Dean shared an interesting post on Toni Onley yesterday. She often shares work from her fellow countrymen. I love reading her posts, because these artists are all new to me! Thank you Sea!
I fell in love with Toni’s work. I did a little surfing, and learned about his life, the mediums he preferred, and the progression of his work. He was a master of marketing, and flew his own plane to paint plein air. Impressive!
I set my mind to paint a simple, clean version of my Mingus view. Picking up my brush and getting in the zone was such a joy. I did a lot right in this, I am pleased with the outcome. But I am light years away from clean, crisp, soft, simplicity. Gotta love the learning!! There will be a do over, because the vision in my mind is gnawing at me.
More work to be done. More hours to put in. Oh JoY!
I just realized, looking at Toni’s work, that his almost abstract landscapes are very much like works I love from Georgia O’Keefe. No wonder it was love at first sight.
I also discovered the landscapes of Canadian artist Enda Bardell today. Inspiration is everywhere! Have you discovered the work of “new” artist recently? Share a link in the comments and let me know what you enjoy about their work or how it inspired you!
I’m so glad my blog inspired you. And I love this painting!
You always do Sea! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Thanks for sharing those pieces from Onley and O’Keefe. It is always fun to see other artists work and try to follow their techniques. Have a great day Sheila.
You too Val, have an awesome Monday 🙂 It was a fun realization to make that connection. Enjoy 🙂
Toni Onley is a great find, indeed! And I really love how you incorporated his influence into your new watercolour. Well done!
Thanks Emma 🙂 So glad you enjoy his work too! Happy painting to you and my fingers are still crossed. Keep the faith!
Sheila, what a beautiful and expansively inviting post! I love seeing the little gallery you’ve composed of Sheila Delgado, Toni Onley, and Georgia O’Keefe. So much to explore. In HILLS, my eye is drawn to the bits of lighter gray in the most distant background hills, and the sandy bit behind the foreground green hills. I love knowing that you have a Mingus view in your mind, gnawing at you to capture it—I’m eager to see where that takes you.
Thank you Dotty. Those hills are a figment of my imagination. Strokes left undone. I liked them, so I left them in 🙂 LOL So nice to hear from you Dotty and I can’t wait to see where your travels take you now that you have completed your class. 🙂
Thanks for sharing this artist Sheila, I am sorry I have been away from the blogs for so long, I just have been working and too tired to even pick up a pencil. You inspire me, I hope to get back to reading the blogs more and participating on my own. Thank you Sheila, you are very sweet and I love to see your new creations. 🙂 <3 <3
Thanks so much for stopping by Cindy! You are missed my friend 🙂 Hope you are taking good care of yourself, and getting plenty of rest when you can. Blessings to you 🙂