The Pinnacles

The value of a compliment

In 2006, my Hubby and I spent two weeks in Western Australia. It was a fantastic holiday, WA is a wonderful place for the nature lover. It is gorgeous. About halfway through the holiday we had a long stretch of a drive between Albany and Toodyay. It was a road trip where we hadn’t planned […]

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Bluesplash

Designing logos

Today was spent designing logos. Multiple logos, all for one client, so they have a choice. So for today’s post I thought I’d write up how to go about designing a logo, what makes a good logo, and how I go about it. First up, what is a logo? Generally speaking a logo is a […]

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Winter returns

The temperature is forecast to dip below 20C this week, the final sign that summer is truly leaving and the April rains are due. Here comes the cold. I’m not a fan of winter, however for the first time in a long time we will be travelling interstate this year right in the depths of […]

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Heel of Yorke

Heel of Yorke

I was planning on posting about some of my jewellery tonight, but I’ve managed to run out of time. So instead here is a photo from our recent holiday on the Yorke Peninsula that caught my eye while uploading those jewellery photos. This is right on the heel of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. […]

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Well, that didn’t work.

I disappeared again. I think I might have needed a break. It has been a pretty full on year until just recently. Not in a bad way, more in a fantastic, I have a lot of work – art and design work – to do. Thoroughly enjoyed it, but lots happening at once and sooner […]

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A return to Paint Party Friday

Basically yellow, orange, red and purple reside beside each other on the colour wheel in that order and are harmonious. However, if you flip the order of the colours and lay them next to each other we encounter the fact that yellow and purple are direct contrasts and spark off each other.

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Varnishing in the studio

How to finish an acrylic painting – part I

One of the things I have always been concerned about since starting my business around fourteen years ago has been customer satisfaction. I will leap through hoops to make sure my clients are happy with what they pay for – it is a lesson I have learnt very well having spent even longer in customer service. This has not changed now that my focus is my artwork. So one of the first problems I was faced with when starting to paint to sell, was how to find the right equipment and materials to ensure that no matter the skill of my art, the actual physical piece would be good quality and finished correctly. I may not be Da Vinci or Michelangelo, but considering the products they had to work with versus what I have access to, I expect my final product to at least last a lifetime.

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Faceless

Welcome to my new website!

It has been a long time in coming, but it is finally here. It feels like ages since I posted a blog post, probably because it is and I have to say it feels good to be writing again. So what has been happening in the last six months? October saw two paintings sell. November […]

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