Monday, 16 June 2014

Up and at it

'Grays Anatomy'
910mm x 910mm

This is another in the 'Grays Anatomy' vein (pun intended haha) All the usual ingredients - collage, metal leaf, metallic enamel, ink etc. I am really having a great time rediscovering mixed media, but I feel the pastels calling from the other side of the studio too :0 It makes me curious about other artists and if they are torn between mediums or styles, I would love to hear other artists opinions on it! When I look at the my blog list, I realise how many different genres of art I find interesting, I love it all - printmaking, pastels, ceramics, sculpture, drawing - I think its sad that galleries are closing hand over fist these days because people would rather drive a fancy car or buy a posh lounge chair rather than invest in a piece of art.  At the end of the day, we will still continue to paint and draw and sculpt and sew! And I will continue to admire it :)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Toot Toot :)

Hi Everyone! Sorry for not posting lately but I have been recharging the old batteries. Catching up on all the boring stuff that was neglected while I painted like a mad woman for the last couple of months. Time for a bit of horn tooting - 'Spring Rolls' picked up a prize this year for Best Local Scene, at the Pinjarra Rotary Art Show, and 'Gypsy'  (a miniature version of the Vanner mare) sold, so that was fun :)
This time of the year here is perfect planting weather - even though it is officially Winter, now the daytime temps have been aound 20 - 24 degrees celcius and we are getting fairly regular rainfall. It rarely rains here in Summer, but we do get wet Winters so everything is looking nice and green for a change. We have been noticing a bit more wildlife soaking up the sun when we are bushwalking. There are quite a few roos around here and the reptiles are still popping out on warm days. The ones in the photo above were enjoying a beautiful morning, not bothered by us at all. The one on the left was HUGE, I would have loved to have seen him standing up. The males can get over 6 feet tall, but the ones around here are a smaller species and I have never seen one this size around before, must be good grazing! Anyhoo, bye for now, I am off to check out everyone else's blogs :)