Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Latest Work in Progress...

The arrival of a larger TV screen in our lounge room a couple of months back, and the removal of my old, old, old entertainment unit, I now have a big empty space on my wall that needs to be filled.  Enter in a 60cm x 90cm (24" x 35") blank canvas, an idea to include a Swiss Cheese Plant leaf and some palette paint, and the result is the painting below:

I still have A LOT of work to do on it yet as I have all these ideas in my head but not enough free time to get them on the canvas.  Suffice to say that the Swiss Cheese Plant leaf idea may be tossed out the window, a gray cockatiel may be added and also some black and orange butterflies.  And as I'm yet to perfect mixing aqua/turquoise paint, I have to master that before adding it.

Stay tuned for more WIP updates!

PS Due to a deleting error, I deleted the finished painting post, so here it is!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Helping Others Unleash Their Creativity and Inner Artist...

On Saturday just gone, I had the pleasure of hosting an all day art session for my friend Jo at Princess Warrior Lessons. Last Christmas I was stuck for gifts to give to a few of my friends, so I gave them a gift certificate that allowed them to spend a day with me to unlease their creativity and inner artist. Jo posted on her day with me over at her blog page. Please pop on over and read here and find out how she took a plain canvas and went home with a painting to hang on her wall that night!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day...

Tomorrow is the one day of the year where men and women swoon over each other, declarations of love are made, and flowers cringe when cut to be sent to a recipient who may or may not want them.

Yes, Valentine's Day.

I'm not swept away by Heart Day, as I often refer to it as. Maybe this is because I'm single and the only man who really deserves my love (outside of my dad, brothers and nephews) is Jesus.

Anyway...the painting here is a little number I created a couple of weeks ago while looking after my cousin's seven year old daughter, Miss A, who was sleeping over the night with my girl, Miss J. Miss A decided that she really liked the painting and thought that there should be an orange heart in the middle, thus there is. I'm giving the painting, titled "Orange Heart" to Miss A to commemorate her first ever sleep over.

I've also entered this painting into a challenge over on Facebook where I'm a member of the Art Eye Candy Club. The winner of the challenge will receive a little painting by the groups create, Rachelle Panagarry.

Wish me luck ... and enjoy Heart Day, however you spend it!