Friday, August 24, 2012

The Cottage Mermaids Haven

in the beginning this was basically a tear-down but through all the following steps we rebuilt it into a painting studio and then into a cottage




click here for the  SEQUENCE of how we created the front entrance.. step by step  

The cottage has been sold.


 The famous St. Martins Sea Caves carved by the Fundy tides... easily reached  at low tide


photographs by   Gwen Buchanan,  DESIDERATUM Art Jewelry and Paintings
all Oil Paintings on display in the House are done by my partner, John Ackerson

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Don't Worry About Perfect

Take it from a Fox.  

Even these foxes know they will probably never Stick-Fight perfectly but it's not stopping them from heading into the forest, cutting a long thin pole and brushing up on their Martial Arts.

 approx. 5" x 7", a bit of humor from my sketchbook using pen and colored pencil.
DESIDERATUM Art studio, St. Martins, New Brunswick

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hands 9

A Hand Not Working by Gwen Buchanan

Does blood flow differently through a moving hand... or a hand at rest?
Similarly perhaps, as a mind puzzling out an answer and a mind asleep?

Just wondering....

 This hand fell asleep as it stayed very still... while my other hand worked and searched for lines and shades.  After a while the resting hand felt as if it were someone elses.... something foreign on the end of my arm.

Approx. 5" x 7" conte, charcoal, drawing

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hands 8

Reach 2    by Gwen Buchanan

To reach out with purpose... whether arm's length or far as your mind can fathom...
For that shoulder to grasp, to turn around, to have them see what you see, fully in their mind.
...mind to much easier it would be.

I sure hope someone is working on this.

approx. 5" x 7" pen, conte, crosshatch, line drawing of my hand from my sketchbook
DESIDERATUM Art and Jewelry studio, St. Martins, NB