OILS * PASTELS * FIGURATIVE * LANDSCAPES * NUDES * FLORALS



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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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Preparing for my Artist Talk and Demo

I'm doing a 'demo' and an informal 'artist talk' in conjuction with my 'Childscape' exhibition.  It's this Saturday (5/9) at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery 2pm to 3-30pm.  It's something I've never done before...how do you show someone how you paint in less then 2 hours.
What I thought I might do is take a few different canvases painted at different stages.  Over the past couple of months, I have also taken photos at different stages...both with my pastels and oil paintings.  The following photos are stages of an oil painting, canvas size 40 x 50cm.  Its just about completed...

1st stage-I like to get all my darks in...I use permanent mauve or alizarin or yellow ochre...it all depends what look I'm after...'cool' 'warm' etc.

2nd Stage-I do a full 'turpsy' wash...an underpainting...very loose at this stage.  I then leave this for a couple of days to dry.

3rd stage-painting is now nearing completiton...I love it at this stage...it comes alive!  I've still got to complete the right side of the 'artwork', the 'figure' in blue and finish highlighting.  I will leave this for my demo...hopefully this will give everyone a general idea of how I 'paint'.

1 comment:

  1. I love to see others techniques and WIP.. Thank you for sharing. It's beautiful.


    I loved your story "About Me" It certainly brought back a lot on memories as I grew up very much the same way.
    Hugs

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