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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, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

'StanleySt. News' - '2nd' artwork finished for the 'Brisbane Landmark Exhibition'

'Stanley St. News'
Oil on canvas
51 x 40cm
Another one finished...2 more to go. 
 This scene is outside the Newsagency near Stanley Street at Southbank Parklands, Brisbane

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

'Beach Read' - Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

'Beach Read'
Oil on Canvas Board
30 x 23cm

Saturday, July 10, 2010

'High on the Dunes' Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

I struggle sometimes to title my paintings.  Do any other artists have the same problem?  I might be creative on the canvas, but I don't feel very 'inventive' when it comes to a 'title' for my creations..  Sometimes, something will come to me when I'm painting...but not always.  I guess the majority of my paintings are very similar....figures on the beach....figures in the bush....etc....gosh, I'm making my artwork sound boring aren't I?
Anyway....wasn't really happy with the title of my latest artwork, but here it is.....
'High on the Dunes'
Oil on canvas
40 x 30cm

Thursday, July 8, 2010

'Brisbane Central' - Finished Artwork for the 'Brisbane Landmark Exhibition'

It's finished!  Yay!!  The 'first piece' all finished for the Tattersal's 'Brisbane Landmark Exhibition'.  Just 3 more to be completed. 
It's an oil on canvas measuring 101 x 76cm.  The remaining 3 canvasas aren't as large, so shouldn't take so long to finish.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ron Mueck Exhibition-Gallery of Modern Art

Today I took my daughters to see the 'Ron Mueck' Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.  Wow!...absolutly fabulous!  These sculptures are so real.  We stood there staring at them...waiting... expecting them to move...they just looked so life like.  My daughters wanted to touch them...feel their skin (but of course they didn't)...they looked warm and alive.

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