Thursday, December 23, 2010

To everyone a Very Merry Christmas!

To all of those talented people out there, who may be simmering under the covers....I wish you the courage to burst forth and produce the most extraordinary pieces of work and all unbelievable success to you all.
A blessed Christmas and New Year to you!!!!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Blue Horse

I have put three of my paintings into the Mattara Art competition which is showing this week here in Newcastle. Some excellent works from many very talented artists. Each year everyone gets better and better.
I always try to work out what people people might want to buy, so, last year I put in scenes of Newcastle and for some reason everyone seemed interested in animals and flowers...this year I put in horses and a portrait and everyone seems interested in scenes of Newcastle!!! I cant seem to get it right. This year's judge must have had a thing for watercolour as most of the winning entries were watercolours -
I am very pressed for time right now but am trying to sneak away for some painting time and horses are very therapeutic for me. I enjoy just mucking about with the colours...and I really feel the need to paint.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Its been so long!

A friend of mine handed me a challenge recently to paint her kids - now I have not painted for what seems ages because I have been working on a special project ( my new business ) but I took this on because I have so missed my painting!
These are both just 8 x 10 inch painted in acrylic.
I am pleased with how they have come out - but more importantly so is my friend.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gypsy Dancer

A few weeks ago I went to a festival in town - there was a group of ladies from an American Tribal Dance company - their costumes were so colourful! I thought I would have a go at trying to capture some of the colour!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Little fish are sweet!

My foal painting sold last Friday at Jesmond art exhibition - wonderful!
I have also four paintings in the Weston Art show starting this week and a small selection at a Coffee shop outside Charlestown Square called "Little Bear Rock".
Also an ongoing show at "Sniddy's - Schnitzel and Seafood Restaurant "on Beautmont street Newcastle.
Currently still working on "Gypsy Dancer" which should be finished shortly.
Spent a few hours at the National Gallery of Victoria last weekend admiring really cool artwrk by the masters.
Upon my arrival home, I was motivate to re do much of what I had done with my last art work.....
Good to give the "eye" some exercise and get a new perspective on your own work once in a while....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Exhibition - Cafe13 LORN, MAITLAND

I will be having an exhibiton of my art at CAFE 13 at Lorn ( just over the Belmore Bridge at Maitland )
for the month of May.
I will also be in Japan for two weeks - so there just could be an oriental theme upon my return?
Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hot off the Easel - Nude Back

This is another painting that I had started some time back but never had the chance to finish so I really felt compelled to get in and do it this weekend.
I actually like to raw- ness of the colour and texture of this one - I can hear my art teacher yelling at me that I have not "blended" properly...but I guess, for this one, I didnt want to.
I wanted to keep it slightly rough and just play with the shadow and textures...after all art is also about experimentation isnt it?