I have completed the large Tawa image for my future exhibition I learned a lot as I went and am about to start another one. I have also been playing with smaller works on books and on little bits of wood. Soon I hope to open an Etsy shop or some other to sell these online.
For now I'll enjoy playing with new ideas and seeing where they lead.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Opportunity shops are great places to find old frames and old paints. Some of the pigment I use comes from acrylic and oils that people throw out. Mostly its when an art student finishes an arts course. The frames range in sizes, though I do try to get ones that are roughly equal in size. I have selected a few of these, removed the glass and then created an artwork for each. I just finished this one today.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Just over the ridge of our valley is a lovely series of hills with little farm houses and small fields of sometimes colourful crops. What does remain constant is the hedging of each field with large trees of various shape and size. Its always a wonderful thing to sit and paint.
Friday, September 1, 2017
I have been experimenting with some new ideas for little landscapes. This one has been created as a bowl. Again its inspired by the village landscapes of Tawa Wellington.
Friday, August 11, 2017
This is where I have got on my large Tawa valley image. The photo doesn't do it justice. I am looking at adding a lot more golden and bright colours to the trees. The scene is of the valley just as autumn is coming to an end. The gold is always a delight to see on the hills high up on the other side of the view. It changes within minutes to make another small hillock glow with a pink or a light green. I am really enjoying working on this painting.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
I have been doing my art onto old books. Surprisingly they make very good recyclable objects to turn into art with my plastic technique. About 3 weeks ago I was talking to a friend telling her how I was going about doing this. I told her I'd do one for her and she should try and find an old children's book that her kids no longer read. A day or two later she turned up with a little semi hard back book. She said she wanted a Wellington view so I did this one and finished it today. I hope she likes it.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
My Lux Pax range of fashion accessories is starting to show some promise. These clutch bags are starting to sell. I'm sure its to do with the now sensible prices being asked for them. I plan on getting as many designs up there as I can. I would have really loved getting involved in this type of product sooner in my design career. But I guess anytime is a good time to see your art on products.