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.
Today I attended a Pauline Adair portrait workshop, with the Samford Art Group. This is the second workshop that I've done with Pauline....the first one she taught was on 'Nudes'. As with the 'Nude' workshop, this portrait class is turning out to be just as good....loving what I'm learning!
.....Pauline doing a demo, & some of her amazing portraits in the background.
I decided to paint a portrait of my Grandfather. He is 93 years old next month...can't wait for him to see it finished. Above is a few 'planning' sketches.
....starting to take shape, & I feel I've got a pretty good 'likeness'.
Looking forward to next weeks class to finish it off!