I've added opaque watercolour to the artwork below.
I create art across many mediums. This possum family portrait was started with the transparent Maimeri Blu brand watercolour background, and the details were applied with Maimeri Gouache.
The artwork is copyright © Ryn Shell 2019
This artwork was painted on 500gram Fabriano 100% rag content med texture paper. Possums (not the same as the US opossum) is a favourite Australian wildlife subject for me. They now appear in my novels too, my love of them transition across my creative mediums.
That is our Eucalyptus Ficifola or red flowering gum the possums are eating. They also love my apples, lemon tree bark and roses, but I grow enough for all of us. I live in harmony with the nature around me. By providing a possum shelter they don't try to nest in your roof.
I took Reg and Indigo for a walk, along the Goulburn riverside, then over the suspension bridge yesterday evening. I will be seeking out more relaxing evening walk locations in the area, to explore. I found red flowering eucalyptus and plentiful bees to inspire my painting.
The shared pathway, via a spectacular suspension bridge, directly links two of Greater Shepparton's most popular passive recreation areas.
The bridge is a bright and colourful landmark that allows users of the pathway to move from the Victoria Park Lake precinct to one of Australia's largest outdoor playgrounds, SPC Ardmona KidsTown.
Shepparton is a beautiful city, in November Jacaranda trees are in flower and well tended community rose gardens and lawns with annual flower beds in full bloom in the parks around the town, and surrounding this busy outer city is the farmlands, agriculture, orchids and dairy cattle pastures and the rivergum forests along the Goulburn and the Broken river. The followings are images of my painting of the gum blossoms and bee.
From the painting I created a card and an art journal spread, see video above.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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