Tuesday, April 25, 2017

autumn inspiration

Clutha River in autumn

It's a crazy life. This week we've been immersed in enjoying autumn and next week we'll be enjoying spring. Yes, it's time to pack again for our annual migration to the Northern Hemisphere. Time to pack up the house, and my studio, say goodbye to our beautiful dog and head to Spain for adventures in our little van.

Last couple of days of the crisp, frosty mornings, calm days, spectacular autumn colours, bike rides and swims with Zulu dog.

Clutha River in autumn

Watercolour sketch of from the Lake Wanaka Outlet

Reflections near Alexandra

Norwegian Maple in autumn colours

Working on a pattern of Liquidambar leaves

Autumn campfire

Next post should be from somewhere in Spain :-)

You can follow my sketching adventures here on this blog, on Facebook or Instagram.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

group exhibition easter 2017

This is a little mini painting I'll be exhibiting in this weekend's group exhibition. It will be there along with 4 of my portraits and 4 of my watercolour/collage birds.

Opening night is this Thursday and everyone is welcome. There's a $10 entry fee for the opening, which includes wine and nibbles for you to enjoy while browsing.

There will probably be about 200 works of art on display - paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and fibre art.

The exhibition runs all weekend from 10am to 6pm.

Would love to see you there!

Monday, April 10, 2017

bridge 2 : new abstract painting

Bridge 2 - mixed media abstract landscape painting

You may remember a smaller version of this painting that I did last December. I was so excited about that painting (see it in this post) and I knew right then I wanted to do a larger version.

Then, for the last 3 months, I've been painting portraits. My abstracts have taken a bit of a back seat while I got my beautiful goddesses out of my head and onto canvas. But this painting still haunted me and as soon as my portrait pieces were ready for the Easter exhibition I knew I had time for it.

Going back to painting abstract landscapes after months of portraits is so freeing. I love painting these. They are so relaxing and they're my meditation. It feels like I don't really do anything, the brush just seems to know what to do.

Bridge 2 is part of a series of paintings that are my continual search for capturing the landscape around my home in Central Otago, New Zealand. You can view this series in my portfolio.

"Bridge 2"
Mixed media on exhibition canvas
Acrylics, collage and pencil
Ready to hang, no framing needed.
Sides of the canvas are painted black.

Available: NZ$700 + shipping

If you would like this painting, just get in touch.
You're welcome, as always, to come round to my studio to see it in person.


Detail of "Bridge 2" - abstract landscape painting

Detail of "Bridge 2"

Detail of "Bridge 2"

"Bridge 2" mixed media abstract landscape painting

If you would like this painting to be yours, please get in touch.

Friday, April 7, 2017