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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, February 25, 2012

'Girl Amongst the Flowers'

Well...I think I've finished this one, though I'm not really happy with it...I feel it's 'bit of a flop' really.

I think I might scumble & scrape back the bottom left, & then repaint it in the darker tones, as in the above 'work in progress' image.  I think I stuffed up a few things...the girl is a bit lost....maybe I should have made her clothes a different colour.  I'm not sure.
oil on stretched canvas
100 x 76cm


Saturday, February 11, 2012

'Girl Amongst the Flowers' - Work in Progress

 My last painting....'Reflections & Shadows', was just so detailed....I feel I really need to have some fun....so I'm playing around with pallete knives and thick paint.  

oil on stretched canvas
100 x 76cm

I'm still not really sure what I'm doing.  I'm sort of, making it up as I go along.  I think I'll complete the figure next, so I've got a better idea with where I'm going with this one and how to complete it. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

'Reflections & Shadows' (Carisbrooke Station) - Landscape Oil Painting

'Reflections & Shadows'
(Carisbrooke Station, Winton Qld.)
oil on stretched canvas
70 x 54cm

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Life Drawing - February

......a few sketches from 'February's' Life Drawing.






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