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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.

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

7 comments:

  1. A very good painting even if you don't like the title.

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  2. Thanks Anythony....
    I try and think of a title that's original and different....it's hard sometimes. The artwork should 'catch' the viewers attention and I feel it's important for the title to do the same.

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  3. Very nice work as always Amanda.

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  4. I loved exploring the sand “dunes” at the beach as a child. This really captures that feeling.

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  5. Perfect harmony, color and nature.
    Congratulations on this work and for the whole blog, for some time that I do.
    Regards

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  6. Hi Amanda!... Another lovely "snap" of children... free to roam... explore... discover... imagine... all of the things that "We" as adults leave behind... when we "grow"... Up...Up...Up... and away!

    How sad that we surrender that sense of wonder and freedcom to be like grownups!


    Perhaps "You" might "shift perspectives"... away from your connection as the creator of the image... and work backwards... to "You" as the child might be thinking in this picture... and others. Just a thought!

    My "child" is drawn to your work... understands... and feels safe... no matter the title!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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