Sunday, 27 November 2011

A Portrait

David.......40x60cam...........Oil on Canvas
This is a painting of my husband, David.  It took me an age and is overworked.  The exercise was very good however and I learnt a lot.  I have to stop myself going and tweeking it all the time.  My daughter suggests that I begin another rather than going back to this one.  I think that is a good idea. I would like to capture a more relaxed, less self conscious pose.

I have not been painting much since the exhibition although I have been thinking about it a lot.  I have many plans.  A friend has lent me a couple of magnficent large bowls so I think I will start on a few larger paintings once the Christmas rush has settled.  I will continue with the small ones as well of course, but I think it would be good to broaden the scope for a while.  

Thursday, 24 November 2011

The last from Take Four


Preparations........20x20cm.....Oil on board

This is the final post for paintings from Take Four.  The image below shows works from three of the artists.  The cluster of small paintings on the right hand side is mine.  The cluster on the left are altered books by Robyn and the painting in the middle is by Anna Bray. 






Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Monday, 21 November 2011

Take Four again....

Avacardo....20x20cm......Oil on Board.....SOLD


We removed our paintings from the gallery yesterday so our exhibition is finalised.  It was such a good experience.  We all did well and also worked well together.....we are tentatively planning another.

Three Yellow Squash.....20x20cm......Oil on Board

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Some others from 'Take Four'......

Troops........20x20cm.......Oil on Board.......SOLD



Ready to Pickle....20x20cm.....Oil on Board.....SOLD

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Chickens and Chooks

Cock of the Walk...............SOLD

This little group of paintings also went into our exhibition. I photographed these birds while I was staying in Samoa recently.  I enjoyed painting them enormously although I think the rooster painting requires a bit of lightening up.  The size of paintings is a bit misleading here.  The painting of the rooster is quite a bit bigger (30x40cm) than the two below (20x20cm). 




All's Well...............SOLD



Chicks...........................SOLD

Monday, 14 November 2011

Take Four.....

Carolyn's Beads.....20x20cm......Oil on board...SOLD

These beads are one of the paintings included in the Take Four exhibition that I shared over the weekend with Robyn Foster, Gloria Dietz-Kiebron and Anna Bray, all members of Yurara Art Society.  The exhibition opened on Friday 11th and was very successful.  A large and cheerful crowd attended the the actual opening and a constant stream of visitors called into the gallery over the weekend.  The number of sales was also very pleasing.

At the Opening
This is a picture of guests at the opening.  Through the heads one can see my cluster of 20x20's alongside Anna Brays lovely larger works.  In the corner on the left is a selection of Robyn Foster's altered books.....really dramatic.  Robyn organised the hanging of our works and received innumerable commendations....the layout and arrangement of works looked just great.

More Beads............20x20cm.......Oil on board
This is another of beads.  This string belongs to me.  I bought it in Bahrain about 30 years ago and have always loved it.  The beads in the top photograph belong to a friend.  They are made from that pure clear resin.....very, very paintable.