Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Untitled painting, for Brigalow Arts Festival

I like to put at least one painting in our local annual Brigalow Arts Festival each year. This year I procrastinated so much that I didn't have the painting started before entries closed, so it's "Untitled". Not only that, but I finished this painting Friday morning, before delivering it to the Biloela Civic Centre just a few hours later! Tsk tsk.

Yes, it's not like anything I've painted previously. This was an experiment.

What's life without "having a go"?

Monday, 30 June 2008

Painting: "Preston the Pirate"

This is for my nephew's, Preston's, bedroom wall. He's the pirate in the middle, & those are his parents on either side! My sister likes it, so I'm happy enough, but it was darn hard to try to get a likeness in the faces at that size!

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Painting: "Flowers for Amanda"

Yes, believe it or not, it's the obligatory vase of flowers!

In the past I've groaned about paintings of vases of flowers, but here you are now, my contribution to the vast hordes.

Amanda is an old school friend, who I have (temporarily I hope) lost contact with ie I don't have her latest email address.

The flowers are Plumeria Kona Hybrid (I'd call them Frangipanis), & the South African Crocosmia 'His Majesty'.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Keeping an Artist's Journal

Somehow reading this post and its accompanying comments I feel inspired to keep an artist's journal! (not promising I actually will)

Well, I already keep a personal diary, with the occasional small important item glued into it, but it's not colourful, nor suitable for reading by all & sundry!

I think the ideal could be something like the old botany books we had as primary (elementary) school students - or just entirely blank pages, of 300gsm watercolour paper preferably, so there's less buckling caused by wet paint?

Why make art?!

Sunday, 9 March 2008

I love you this much!

Thank-you Maria, for tagging me for this award.

These are some of the arty blogs which I love:

"A Fanciful Twist" by Vanessa Valencia, in Arizona, USA.

"Colouring Outside The Lines" by Andrea Pratt, in Vancouver, Canada.

DJ Pettitt, in Oregon, USA.

"Ma Petite Theiere" by Anne-Julie Aubry, in France.

"Misty Mawn" by Misty Mawn, in Virginia, USA.

"Painting My World" by Lindsay Brackeen, in Michigan, USA.

The participation rules are simple:

1. If you get tagged (and want to play along), write a post with links to blogs that you love,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Art Demonstration Videos - Paulette Insall

Click here for Paulette Insall's mixed media painting YouTube Channel, where you can watch her art demonstrations. There are 11 so far:

Click here to see her inspiring blog:

Don't you just love those sulky but sweet faces with such delicate colouring - and the mysterious, intriguing backgrounds?