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Burpengary, Queensland, Australia
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art... I often get asked 'what inspires me?' When I was growing up...we made our own fun. We didn't go on expensive holidays or theme parks, our holidays were spent camping or we would rent an old 'beach' house and play on the muddy tidal flats, pumping yabbies for fishing. As a family we would go for Sunday drives....we might go for a bush walk, search under logs for 'critters', picnic in the middle of 'no where', or go for a cool swim in a rock pool in the mountains. When I first started painting, I mainly painted the beautiful places that my husband and I tavelled to on our many camping journerys. Now that I have my 2 beautiful girls...I am sharing the beauty of the outdoors with them, and they now feature quite often in my artwork. I have been told by many people, that my artwork brings back childhood memories for them, and I hope that my artwork reminds you of a special memory too.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Holiday Fun...and Art!

I'm back!....I've been away with my family for a week, to Kings Beach on the Sunshine Coast.  Just lovely...beautifull warm sunny days...we had a great time.
I wasn't going to take my 'sketch pad', but I couldn't help myself.  I've become very inspired by all my 'fellow bloggers'....so many of you are outdoors painting and sketching.  I've done 'life drawing' sessions but not much 'outdoor' painting and drawing.

It certainly was a challenge....why won't 'people' stand still!  Only joking...I had to learn to draw very fast, simple strokes and lines.  In the end I just treated it like the quick 10seconds warm-up sketches we would do in 'life drawing'.






















They were a 'bit of fun', and it was interesting drawing all the different body shapes... from children to adults.



















































6 comments:

  1. It's always fun to 'discover' new artists. Your work is absolutely beautiful! Good luck with the teaching, I'm sure your students will be inspired!

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  2. The sketches are wonderful. Where would you have to go for warmer weather when you already live in Queensland?

    I love this painting. Is the focal child yours?

    The sketches are lovely too. My favourite is of the larger lady on the left. Kay

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  3. Love these gestures - really great!

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  4. Thanks Dana...I was really pleased to discover your blog too. I love your work....especially the 'figurative'. I really like the one posted 24th May 09 'Summer Friends'- it's the sort of scene I enjoy painting. Thanks for the feedback and encouragement..hope to chat again soon.

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  5. Thanks Connie...It was a lot of fun...time just flew...

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  6. Hi Kay-(Magicmyst)
    We didn't travel far...Kings Beach is only 3/4 of an hour from home...but it was still lovely. Just to be away from home was very relaxing. We are lucky, our weather is gorgeous, but the water was still a bit too chilly for me...not for the kids though, couldn't keep them out! My daughter is in the 2 photos I posted....I didn't get to sketch my own kids much...they never kept still!

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