A few snippets of some paintings I have been working on lately. Lots more to come though, I am really loving where these are going. The colours are quite bright and the ideas are flowing, what more could I want?
Friday, 30 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
Another week rolls around and I have barely had time for anything. I can't believe it's Monday again already!
Yesterday we went up to North Head at Manly for a dedication ceremony for my Grandfather (whom I never met, he passed away before I was born), and his Engineers Division of the Army from WWII. There is now a permanent ceremonial walkway that I plan on taking the kids to, to see some of our family history. It was a really lovely dedication and the sound from the bagpipers was so wonderful and uplifting. Also, it was really great to see some of my extended family as well.
Last week I was going through a few old drawing inspiration. I am still working on some larger paintings that I hope to have finished by the end of the week.
My parents stayed with us for a few days, which was lovely. We went to the Art Gallery of NSW last Friday before the Picasso Exhibition finished on Sunday - great exhibition by the way. I love a quick trip into the city to one of my favourite places. We even had time to wander around a few floors of the gallery before heading back over to our side of the bridge for school pick-up.
Friday, 16 March 2012
I finished this little painting yesterday. It was the last of 4 really small 8in x 8in canvases I wanted to use. All 4 of them look quite good together, it's like you are snorkelling above a reef. Wouldn't you agree?
When I put them all next to each other, I was quite enjoying the side views, they look pretty cool all stacked.
Now onto something larger, I am slowly making my way up to bigger paintings, I'm trying to use the canvases that I have laying around my studio, there are quite a few smallish ones, but today I'll do a medium sized one just to loosen up a bit. Let's see what happens...
Monday, 12 March 2012
The whole weekend was sunny! I know, shock - right? On Saturday I only spent a short time painting, the rest of the time was filled with the usual - Saturday gymnastics for the kids and quick stop at the supermarket for some groceries.
Sunday was gorgeous! We ate a relaxing cooked breakfast out on our balcony. We then took the kids to one of our local beaches for a bike ride along the boardwalk, then a play at the park. A little bit of painting after dinner on Sunday night finished off a lovely weekend with my family. Little "R" wasn't feeling the best, so it was a nice easy weekend for him too.
How beautiful is this place we live in....
I finished 2 small paintings too, pretty happy with that.
I paint around the sides of my paintings, no need to frame them if you don't want to. I like the side view as well.
Friday, 9 March 2012
I can't stop painting, the creative juices are flowing once again. These two small works were also finished this week. I am aiming for an exhibition (I'll keep you posted on where and when).
I also have a couple of commissioned works to do over the next few months. Eeek!
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Remember this painting from last year? Well now, it looks like this...
"One Orange Fish"
Acrylic on Canvas
18 x 18 inches
Monday, 5 March 2012
We've traveled to Fiji every year for the last 5 years and each time we visit, I am more and more inspired by their underwater paradise. The last time we went (in October), I took tons of underwater photos which were the inspiration for the next few paintings I am working on. I am enjoying the colours and the layering, I may even do a few collages. Below are a few instagram pic I took yesterday of what I am working on. The first one is finished, the others I'm still playing with. Tell me what you think.