Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Holiday Show at the Beacon

Had the second annual holiday show yesterday but will have to come up with a new name - we're going to hold another one in the first week of December. It was a pretty good afternoon, not nearly enough people but not bad for our first time at this location!

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Diva Collection

I'm part of an Annual Holiday Show that is on in a week and a half and have been busy creating some fancy bottles.... I've found that when I've finished some of them have just named themselves and others are named after people I was thinking about as I made them. I call them as a whole - The Diva Collection...

This one is LisaB, all red and feathery and divine

Eva is classic. Strong, beautiful and scattered with surprises.

Andrea, soft, blue, rich in detail with the strength of clean lines and fabulous glitter! Plus who else am I going to think of when I'm making something all filled with blues and greens??

Margarita for her summery southern Florida colours

Samara - exotic, rich and earthy

Mother Earth, a little bit glamour, a little bit green but held together with the wealth of the natural world (there's a bit of my Mum in this one - mostly all the organic features, they are what they are and I appreciate the beauty in that)

The Dangerous Diva made with antique glass glitter. She must be handled carefully or she'll cut you

Eleanor - just plain sumptuous darling

Sarah - simple, sophisticated, silver and stunning

Madeline - all lush and Parisian

Claudia is sumptous and pampered, a true Princess in her own right

Silvery Sylvia reminds me of living by the sea

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Monday, July 7, 2008

The Long Weekend

I was left alone this weekend, home alone for the first time in a long while, with just one create art.

Ok I wanted to clean the house too but mostly, create art.

The first three pieces are on wood, burnt and beaten, layered with thin coats of paint and then pencil drawings over the top. The white pieces were then glazed with a crackle medium.

The following two are sketches on paper which was stained with both tea and coffee. They smell pretty good too!

And the next tree in the series I'm working on, it's a fairly large piece in oils.

I'm working on three other large pieces right now too, but they aren't in any condition to share right now...stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Art Update

I've decided to start working harder to be an artist rather than just complain about how little time I have to create. I have submitted a proposal for a local gallery to produce a show called "You Can't See the Forest", yeah it's all about trees but I figure - play my strengths.

I have one piece I'm working on, well one piece made up of 45 smaller 8x10 canvases that will be hung together to create one giant artwork. Oils again - I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this medium again - so it's time consuming but I'm excited!

This is a sketch of what I hope the finished piece will resemble:

Yeah I don't have anything better to do with my time!!!

I'll keep posting as I finish each painting....oh one more...I've entered a competition through the local electricity company with a theme of "Drawn to Nature" This is my submission:

Right then, back to work!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Just Three

I've started painting in oils again, I love the medium but hate waiting weeks for each layer to dry...I'm still not quite sure if this first piece is finished yet... (24x30 inches)

Just an egg (11x14 inches)

This one is acrylic, I wanted to see how the colours looked together and may end up doing a larger version of this (11x14 inches)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mmmmmm Magnolia...

I've just completed painting a mural at a dear friend's place, it's halfway up the stairs (and the stair where I sit..)

We were going for large and subtle and I think we pulled it off. I know that I'm really proud of this one!!

The hallway light needed to be vaguely incorporated so I lined up the centre of the flower so that the light could be seen as a stamen if needed to be

And this should give a pretty good idea of scale!