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.
Well she's finished....well I think she is. There's a few things that bother me....I'm happy with the figure, it's just the background that didn't work out how I wanted. I guess 'artists' are often like that, there's always something that annoys us about a particular work, or sometimes they just never seem to be finished.
My daughter doesn't like the white that I painted around the face and head....what do you think?
I'm having a bit of a play with this one....trying hard to be 'different'
The canvas is 75 x 120cm and I'm working in oils.
....a bit more work done
close up of 'face'
I was hoping to be, not so detailed with this one....I started out wanting to be a bit more 'free' with my brush strokes, but I'm heading back to my usual style of detail and hard lines. Oh well, can't help who we are or how we paint, lol.