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.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Aspley Art Group - One Day Workshop

Today I taught my first 'workshop' for the 'Aspley Art Group'.  It was a group of 12 lovely ladies, who made me feel very welcome... which helped to 'chase' those 'nerves' away.
I'm pretty much self-taught....I have never taught before, so I guess I was a little worried about how to actually 'run' a class.
I prepared myself by completing 2 small paintings at home first.  I wanted to time myself to see how quickly I could finish 2 simple landscape artworks. These are my 'step-by-step' photos of the 2 paintings we did.....





Some of the completed artworks by the students...all different but all very good, they should all be very proud...great work.
I was pleased with the way the day turned out.  Everyone in the class managed to complete 2 beautiful paintings, and it was great to see everyone learning and practicing different techniques.  It was very satisfying for me, I enjoyed myself and I think everyone else did too.  I'm looking forward to returning later on in the year for future classes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'Tossing Pebbles' - Figurative Oil Painting by Amanda Russian

'Tossing Pebbles'
Oil on Canvas board
20 x 25cm

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

'Liz & Friends 2010' Art Exhibition

Matthew Flinders Gallery - Bribie Island Arts Centre
Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island
Sat 20 March - Sun 11 April
Exhibition opening is Sat 20 March from 4.30pm
in conjunction with Bribie Lions Club
Opening tickets $15 at door or ring Lions 3408 9604
Exhibition continues FREE until Sunday 11 April
(centre closed Mondays and Good Friday)

Artists for 2010


Guest Artist is Sandy Robertson
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