Donna Cheryl Brown, SCA
Painter, contemporary style- acrylic, oil, cold wax, mixed media.
Still life, abstracts, landscapes, trees, portraits.
Sassy Tree Studios, Desert Lake, Ontario


(posted on 16 Jul 2018)

July 16, 2018

I am so excited to be in my studio now, trying out materials that feel just right - and are new to me. I bought gold leaf paper and Japanese mineral paints and rice paper. Using these materials seems to fit with my new lifestyle, living on Desert Lake and becoming more attuned to nature - to the trees and rocks and water.

I went to Connecticut in June and took a workshop with Judith Kruger to help learn how to use the mineral paints. It was quite wonderful. I really enjoyed using the silver leaf paper too and plan to work with more of the metal papers.

My husband and I go for daily walks, and I meditate daily too. There is a calmness that comes from meditation, and I am thinking and hoping that it will help me be more creative and free. It does seem to be happening.

Thanks for reading this. I'd love to hear from you.....    Donna