Well….almost. I’ve got a big Christmas market coming up this weekend so am almost finished the prep and ready to pack it all up. It’s been a somewhat painful month as I’ve been plagued by an old RSI injury so I’ve put my custom painting business on hold for 3 months to give it time … More This little artist went to market…
As the sun rises on a new year ( just used that so I could tie it in with my feature photo!!)I looked back at some of my arty adventures during 2018. I joined a artist coop early in the year and have had a lot of fun sitting in the Quoll Gallery. It’s always … More Looking back on 2018….
Here is why it’s been awhile between posts… I’ve been inundated with Christmas painting commissions, am taking a pastel class and a workshop for beginners, am on the committee organising the annual Etsy Made Local Christmas market as well as trying to make stock for the market itself and trying my hand at eco printing … More It’s been awhile…
I’ve been suffering with the flu and bronchitis over the last 2 weeks. The worst of it is the coughing which is persistent, wracking and brought on by talking, moving, sitting, lying down, also ,thinking about talking, sitting, moving,lying down and everything in between. At last it’s easing up a bit and I have whole … More An Unexpected Exhibition
I love water and my last fèw clients have obliged by giving me a set of diverse water subjects to explore. Each one had their own challenge and I enjoyed them all! I loved the beautiful autumn trees and it was a challenge to capture their reflections and still keep the emerald green of this … More Water, water everywhere…
On Monday I posted off my latest commission and was waiting for a client to get back to me before I could start the next one so Tuesday found me with a RDO (rare day off) and no paintings waiting to be done! That really doesn’t happen often at this time of year with a steady … More The RDO report- a black sheep day.
My sister came up today and helped me rip off the old rusted roof from the Potter’s shed and replace with new colorbond sheets. It was a big job jemmying out the old rusted nails and power drilling in the new roofing screws while balancing on the wobbly ladder! But girl power prevailed and 6 … More Half a new roof.
This is my first venture into the world of aviation art and it was a lot of fun. The hardest part was getting the lettering right – I must have done it a dozen times! I’m really happy with the painting overall and especially like the little spots of light on shining on the propellor … More Aviation art
I had a birthday this week and amongst my presents was a very generous gift voucher to my favourite art shop from the youngest son. He had a look and couldn’t decide what I would like best so left me to choose. I love a gift voucher to this shop as it means I can buy … More Derwent Artbars – trying out my birthday present.
Had a clear weekend so gessoed up a canvas and did my second painting in the Sardinia series. Capo Testa is a wonderful area on the north-west coast of Sardinia. There’s a maze of walking tracks amongst the huge boulders and so many wildflowers it’s like a series of rock gardens. There’s the mild scent of curry … More Capo Testa Sardinia- the next painting