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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.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

'Off to the Beach'

I've gone back and revisited some of my old reference photos from a few years ago.  I re-discovered the photos from a day trip to Bribie Island, that my daughters and I did back in early 2008.  I've now painted quiet a few from this 'outing', and they have all sold....hopefully I'll be lucky and this one will go to a nice home too.
'Off to the Beach'
Oil on Stretched Canvas
61 x 46cm
My 'under-painting' for 'Off to the Beach'

8 comments:

  1. well , it deserves to go to a nice home ... is a so beautiful and lovely painting .
    i can always feel the sun on your works ... you paint the light so well .

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  2. Thanks Caio.....the painting has got a real warmth about it, hasn't it...

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  3. Hi Amanda.
    You are absolutely a brilliant Artist. Well done again, and all the best.
    Vic.

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  4. Hello Victor...thank you so much for your kind words. I would love to be a 'renowned' artist one day.... your encouragement helps to give me that 'push' to keep on creating and striving towards my goals.

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  5. Hi Amanda,You are a very talented artist! I love to follow your blog.
    Suzanne

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  6. Hello Suzanne....we meet again.. Thank you for following my blog..I hope you enjoy it.

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  7. what a wonderful blog and absolutely great art work. I am impressed.
    God bless and keep up the great art.

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  8. Hello Gary...nice to meet you, and thanks for visiting my blog. Don't worry...I won't give up my art...I'll keep at it...I love it too much.

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