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.
So I started two works; one a play piece and the other what I intend to be a finished painting. Who knows what will eventuate????? I like the first one which is the play piece best, but the second one has only had two layers so a way to go yet. I am interested in what you think about them?
A surprise this week was an email from the Australian online art store called Bluethumb, where I exhibit and sell my work(in addition to my website) to say a painting was chosen as a staff pick. This was one from my Flourish series.
I have been playing around with putting my painting in room settings. I hate it though when viewers describe painting as a ‘bedroom’ painting or worse a ‘bathroom’ painting. This used to happen when I worked in watercolour.
Monday was my plein air group POGO’s monthly drawing outing. This time on the riverbank at New Norfolk. Cool but enjoyed the sketching and good company of friends. Here is the scene and my sketches drawn with my Lamy fountain pen, indian ink and watercolour and a brush.
That’s all for this week. I hope you have enjoyed my news. Love to hear from you.