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Subject: Posts from Gaye Oakes Art for 10/28/2020

Gaye Oakes Art

28 October 2020

This last fortnight has not seen me as productive as the one before. I have continued to make small changes to many of my works in progress. I became a little bogged down in flowers in my quest to find a style that suits me and the media I use. Oil and wax medium is a very creamy material that is spread rasher than brushed on. Some techniques that might work in acrylics paint or watercolour may not work so well. If you remember I recently did a couple of small painting which just seem to flow naturally.

and so I tried to work in a larger size 50cm x 60cm

I am happy with how this is going. There is another on the go and hopefully I will have that to show next time.

I have been busy updating the images on my website. I seem to have done a great deal this past 6 months due to the stimulation of an online course and self imposed lock down. I would love you to check it out, especially the 2020 series.

My ocean series is continuing. I am trying to add final details to two works without loosing their freshness. I have started another one of two which I am quite excited about. See below.

Spring Beach Inspired

The second one is in final stages.

The most exciting moment in the past two weeks was the surprising online sale of my painting of Bridport Tasmania. This painting was quite big 90 cm x 60cm. Its the first I have had to pack and send; a process which took a few hours and quite a bit of blood sweat and tears to accomplish. I decided I wouldn’t put myself through that again until I got a quote from a local company to pack and send and it was $260. Changed my mind. Have honed the technique I hope for next time. I have had paintings on the Bluethumb site for quite a while and this was my first sale. The lovely lady who bought it had been looking for the right painting for her entrance hallway. When she received it in Belrose NSW about 3 days after I sent it, she was thrilled and sent me a photo of it in situ. It looked great so I am thrilled too.

I have almost finished preparing 3 works for sale at the Rotary Wrest Point Art Show in mid November. It will be inspiring to see my work on the wall along side some really talented Tasmanian Artists.

I so love to paint.


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