Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Impressionist Wannabe :)

Sir Walter 

At the moment I am in the middle of some large projects, but sometimes my way of working with mixed media can get a little tiring. I get that spontaneous and relaxed feeling from pastels and I wanted to be able to transfer it over to acrylic. It's not that easy! So yesterday I took a break from my current projects and pulled out a used canvas that already had a couple of false starts on it. I had a great time painting this Red Kangaroo with no pressure to have a good outcome...I was so happy to have a breakthrough...I nearly managed to translate my pastel style into acrylic. It was really exciting for me. I enjoyed the texture that was already on the canvas and added some more...I used the colours that I felt like and when I was finished I liked the result. Things aren't always positive when I pick up a brush, but I'm calling this one done...even if it's only me that likes it! Cheers :)

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Toot Toot!


The Poet's Garden 
Hi all! Happy St Pat's Day for yesterday! Wanted to share my news, last weekend was very exciting for me...Frankenfish picked up the Mixed Media prize at Gosnells Art Award and The Poet's Garden received 2nd prize in the open section at Wagin Woolorama...I have to tell you I had a 'couple' of sparkly drinks :)...will be posting some new work in a few days! Cheers