Saturday, March 21, 2015

Holiday Mode

I have been very blessed and have had the time and the resources to go on a small overseas holiday. Spending 5 days and 4 nights in Fiji was a welcome break - despite the weather brought on by the nearby cyclone. (Vanuatu was sorely hit, and I encourage you to donate funds for the relief effort

Some souvenir craftwork - wood carving & tapa cloth
 I had planned to paint or sketch whilst on holiday, but the wind and rain we had most days made it quite impossible. The last day cleared up beautifully however. Here is the view and a 5x7 inch pastel sketch.

I was most depressed coming home! I think I felt the holiday wasnt really long enough, but I have got over it and recently finished work in the studio - including a couple of linocuts. Inky fingers after a printmaking session is a most satisfying sign of a productive day.

Merlin overseeing the printing of "Boy"

"Watching William"

"Fertile Soil" Acrylic 60cm x 50cm
A busy week ahead!

The Sydney Royal Easter Show starts and Preview night is on Tuesday. Always a highlight in a Sydney Artist's Calendar.

I am giving a painting demonstration for Fun Time Art - run by Elaine Butler

I'm off to see the stage production of the musical "Les Miserables". Ive seen it a couple of times before, and this is a birthday present for a family member.

The Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail of which I am a member, will be holding an exhibition "The History Keepers" at Sassafras Creek Gallery, Kurrajong, Opens Sunday 29th March.

And wait there's more!

I have a poll on my website of my 2014 paintings (most of them). I would love it if you could vote for your favourites. It comes in very handy to know what people like when I get round to printing greeting cards etc.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Picture Diary

Portrait Day at Community Arts Workshop

New Garden Painting
Acrylic 92cm x 51cm

Ikebana at Breathing Colours Gallery
My painting "Cicada Landscape" in background

Welcome to the world! Indigo Harper.
My niece.

Acrylic 76cm square

Patricia Devine & Lyndal Campbell at Lyndal's solo show opening
Purple Noon Gallery!lindfield-art-show/c1fc5