Springtime exhibitions

Episode 47 21 September 2021 Springtime brings unsettled weather here in Tasmania; often windy, occasionally warm, very changeable. It’s the time of many community exhibitions. Last week end was the Rotary Art Show; I sold two paintings which was a wonderful outcome. They both include magenta, my current favourite colour. This is them: Coming upContinue reading “Springtime exhibitions”

Is bigger a size or state of mind?

Episode 42 23 June 2021 I learnt something I mustn’t forget last week. I don’t like painting heads and faces. Even when trying to distort the image and avoid realism one seems to get fiddly with detail. It might be also working in acrylics. They look great and vibrant when wet but dry darker andContinue reading “Is bigger a size or state of mind?”

About face in more ways than one

Episode 41 Wednesday 9 June 2021 My purple, teal and magenta painting I was working on last post is nearing completion. I do love the colours and will use them again. Delphiniums is also becoming resolved. Similar colour palette. Same size, 50cm square. My studio is messier that ever with so many things on theContinue reading “About face in more ways than one”

Playing with a new palette

Episode 39 19 May 2021 I was inspired by a painting I saw online which featured a colour palette I rather loved so I have been playing around with that in the past week. Turquoise, purple, touches of magenta and gold with black, white and greys to tone down the strength of the colour. SoContinue reading “Playing with a new palette”

Fiesty florals and other things

Episode 32 9 February 2021 Last week I showed the beginning of six 30cm square abstract florals exercises. I have been trying for a while to really loosen up my approach to florals but I always seem to start fiddling and realism takes over. Well my imagined realism. I love flowers and gardens; they areContinue reading “Fiesty florals and other things”