Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tea anyone?

I finished this little painting yesterday to get myself back into it after being sick for a few days. It's only been a week since I last painted, but it felt like ages!

Anyway another one for my "Still Life" series, a cute pink teacup that I've had sitting on my to do list for quite some time. Nice to finally get that one done.

I have put the original up for sale in my etsy store.




Can't wait to start my next painting. Back to my "Phases de la lune" series. It's going to be my biggest one yet!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Framed!

Recently got these guys back from the framers. Really happy with the way they turned out! Please contact me if you are interested.

Pomp and ceremony
original painting
acrylic on gesso board, 2012
8 x 8 inches, 20.3 x 20.3 cm
Le caniche rose
original painting
acrylic on gesso board, 2012
8 x 8 inches, 20.3 x 20.3 cm
Prim and proper
original painting
acrylic on gesso board, 2012
8 x 8 inches, 20.3 x 20.3 cm


Friday, 18 May 2012

Little Wonders

I've held out on posting this for the past week or so. It's a painting that was done to enter in an Art prize that is to be held this weekend. The theme was 'small is beautiful' and was to be done on a surface 12 inches x 12 inches. I chose to continue with a theme that I'd worked on previously with the bird/female compositions, though this one is lot more colourful!

Seeing the theme was 'small is beautiful', I chose to centre my painting around the intriguing hummingbird, which are among the smallest birds in the world. I picked the Ruby throated hummingbird as I loved their colours and markings and thought they'd be a lot of fun to paint, which they were!

The tattoo that features on the females shoulder is an Aztec design and chosen as the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli is often depicted as a hummingbird.

In the photos below you will see my progress from start to finish.















The final piece "Little Wonders"

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Pomp and ceremony

Yesterday I completed another painting to go in my funny little poodle/teacup series. I now have a set of three to take to get framed tomorrow. Can't wait to see them all done!

Pomp and ceremony
acrylic on gesso board 8 x 8 inches


Friday, 4 May 2012

A day of nice surprises!

My work has been featured on a Dutch website, DumpjeKunst that translates to "Drop your art". You can check it out here!



I was also sent this photo of my "Duke" giclée print that was framed and now residing in Auckland. He looks even more regal in this amazing frame!


Tuesday, 1 May 2012