Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Indian Root Pills"

This is an iconic image from my childhood - This barn can be found near Morpeth which is a small village near Newcastle.
My parents had friends who lived not far away from this place and I remember it well as we would drive by it many times when I was a little girl.
It intrigued me - what were Indian Root Pills?
This barn and the sign has had its good days and bad over the years and I am glad to see that money has been spent to conserve it.
Many years ago I drove past it and the sign was hardly visible and the barn in terrible condition.
I could not resist painting it - it is one of those childhood memories that automatically can take me back to being 10 years old in a second.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

" Early Morning at Maitland"

30cm x 40cm
Acrylic on Canvas
( unframed )

During an early morning hunt for inspiring images I snapped this one.
It wasn't that impressive - but I thought it had potential, so I gave it a go.
I really like to early morning sun filtering through the tree and the fog lifting in the background.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Art Society of Newcastle Calendar is ready!

Very exciting to see my painting, "Stockton Ferry" in the Art Society Calendar - check out March!!!
The whole Calendar is really well done - with plenty of room to write on and only $12 each!
You can get them from any Greater Permanent Bulding Society or I have 10 copies available.
50% of the money raised will go the the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
If you would like a copy please email me or leave a comment here...
but you just got to see my painting...
so cool
P.S.They spelt my name wrong!!!!!!!!! Wait till I smack someone really hard!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Redhead Shark Tower"

Acrylic on Canvas
50cm x 40 cm
$310 - framed

I really love this spot - Redhead Shark Tower at Redhead Beach. Such an iconic place in Newcastle.
The evening I captured this image was perfect, with the tide rising and flooding over the sand and a full moon shining down.So much colour in the sky and reflecting back onto the sand!
Just behind me ( from where I stand looking at this scene ) is Redhead Surf House where families were enjoying a BBQ. How cool!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

"CHERRIES" - SOLD ( October 2009 )

Acrylic on Canvas
40cm x 30cm - framed

It has been a busy month and although this painting only took me a few days to complete I have been very deficient in spare time to be able to sit down and paint.
Life sometimes gets in the way and family needs have come first.
Hopefully things will settle down now and I can get back into some more of my art soon!I have missed it...