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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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Unititled Nude - FINISHED

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?
'Untitled Nude'
oil on stretched canvas
 75 x 120cm
 
 
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Untitled Nude - Work in Progress

Another update.....I'm happy how the figure has progressed, now I just have to figure out what to do with the background to finish off.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Untitled Nude - Work in Progress

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. 

....competed under-painting 
....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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

'Hanging Loose' - FINISHED

'Hanging Loose'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Saturday, August 18, 2012

'Hanging Loose' - Work in Progress

.....under-painting 
I'm not sure of the title of this one....it was just the first thing that I thought of.

'Hanging Loose'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Friday, August 17, 2012

'Day at the Beach' - FINISHED

'Day at the Beach'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

'Day at the Beach' - Work in Progress

.....under-painting 
.....figures are looking good
(oil on stretched canvas - 40x40cm)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

'Rock Ramble' - Finished!

'Rock Ramble'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm
(Sandy Creek, Kilcoy Qld.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

'Rock Ramble' - Work in Progress

.....another update
hopefully I'll finish it today
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