Thursday, November 24, 2011


I have finished  a couple of waterlily paintings.
Cloud Reflection is an oil painting on stretched linen ..101 x 101 cm. I used layers of coloured glazes and experimented with splashes of medium over the wet..this is quite evident in the "cloud".

Sunset Lilies was initially underpainted with acrylic and is the same size as the one above. I find acrylic so much "louder" than oils. This painting has had subsequent layers of oil glazes applied.
Both can be viewed  at Paris Design Living, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

More Baskets

I don't feel that I have done very much artisically lately but I have made a few more little baskets from bits and pieces I have found locally.

 Gleaning and gathering promotes the whole ethos of "waste not want not" (I can hear my mother's voice as I type those words) and everything becomes an adjunct to future works.  I retrieved these shells from a friend's seafood platter when eating out at a local restaurant. You might see them hanging off the side of a basket in a few weeks.
 Referring back to the original inspiration of the nest, I finally picked up the brush again and did a few studies on recycled craft paper ...(out of the bin of my brother's factory)..each about 40 x 50cm. Painting on gessoed craft feels so relaxing after the "drag" of the canvas surface.
Again back to the canvas..not finished yet and still way too fiddly..about 50 x 60 on a stretched panel. Will experiment on some wood panel as am keen to paint on an easier slippery surface.