Hi there!

Absolutely nothing beats the joy of watching water colours play on paper from the touch of a brush in my hand. I have and always will enjoy painting even though it sometimes takes me ages to get into the momentum of painting. ‘Scribbles and Splashes’ is a blog that I once began when I wanted to let go of the pent-up urge to splash with water colours and share pictures and the behind-the-scenes thoughts with my family sitting kilometres away from me. Over the years, it has been dormant for months (nearing a year and sometimes even more such as when motherhood beckoned!) and then been active in fits and starts.

Mid-2013 is when I feel like looking into the mirror and declaring this as “The Moment” that this becomes the year of the revival and flourish of ‘Scribbles and Splashes’, the blog and its growth into a self-sufficient near-full-time engagement for me.

I thrive in art. Period. If I could, that’s all that I would do all day long. It seems like a distant dream right now, but this is where I start playing around with a wish and seeing how it takes shape. I’m splashing, I’m scribbling about it and I’m becoming “an artist”. From exactly right now.

December 06, 2008

The Coy Missus

This was a delight to work on! Without augmenting the colour-contrast, this picture tells you the colours the way they are in my painting - the red are really that radiant and yellows really yell that loud! I wanted to have a softer background to the more in-your-face colours here and there was nothing that matched a cloudy sky to a sunny painting. Doesn't this remind you a typical old-fashioned English couple where the Missus is coy at her introduction to a roomful of guests and the Mister's grinning with pride at his damsel's daintiness?

Having said that, I do realise that I got a little carried away with my strokes as I moved the painting all around on my desk. This isn't a study in light and shadow that would have made this painting all mosre luminiscent. It's really a rot of glaring colours - just something I need to pep myself up for the upcoming weekend!!!

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