Friday, August 24, 2012

A new find -Watercolor

Im always searching for new techniques, styles and things to paint. I guess that is what keeps me going. If I get bored with one thing, I try another for awhile. It works for me to keep my creative juices flowing.

Lately I discovered watercolor. I was not too sure at first, but as soon as I put brush to paper I fell in love.
Painting was so relaxing, I felt so calm and it was so much fun. for some reason I didnt feel a great pressure to produce a great portrait. It actually turned out better then I ever thought possible.

I managed to finally do a self portrait and my very first still life painting.

This was done with my daughter's $2.00 paint box! It's the only watercolor I have at the moment before my new
Windsor Newton paints arrive.

Stilllife- Mandarin Orange -also with a $2 paintbox.

Glass is so hard to photograph without reflections!Urg.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I am so absolutely gobsmacked to have found out my painting `Carefree` sold within 6 hours of listing it in my new store. I could'nt stop smiling all day long. I dont think I could have ever have dream't of a better outcome.
It has really given me a great big boost of confidence as well. Amazing...
I have also just listed another painting I have been working on the past 2 weeks, called Remember me.
Here is a sneak peak at the making of her.

Here you can see I have done some stencilling texture in green, red and orange and added some printed papers.
Now I have begun the face and arm using water soluble oil paints
My inspiration came from a vintage postcard. I just love these style of vintage little girls!

Here she is all finished with her pretty little birdie!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

whimsical paintings on the go

Great day to you!
As writing this I am listening to Dog Days are Over, sung over by The Voice Australia star, Lakyn Heperi.
The lyrics read "The dog days are over, the dog days are gone"
Well I am starting to feel this inside myself. I have been slowly tugging along with my painting and feel like I have finally found myself. It's taken some time and practise, practise, practise. I can't emphasis that enough!
I have been painting daily, for hours, for the past 6 months. My journey has had its ups and downs, times when I have felt like giving up, and definetely times when I have thrown works away.
Today I woke up and finally realised I am where I want to be.
I mean I will always have works of art that Im not quite happy with but for the first time I have realised I REALLY like what I am producing.
To celebrate with the back up of my family and dear friends I have opened my online store on the
Madeit site which is an art and craft handmade store. My actually shop is here:
I am so proud to have listed my first two canvas paintings.
So here is a sneak peak of them and if your interested further please check out my new shop!

Carefree - 19.5" X 15.5" Canvas

A mixed media canvas using acrylic paints, papers, napkins, paper doily, textures, and ink pens.

Out in the poppies - 16" x 16" canvas

A mixed media canvas using acrylic paints, paper napkin, stencil texture and ink pens.

If you would like to see more photos please visit my online store where both are available for purchase.