It has been an odd week this week. Public holidays and migraines, web design and artwork, red and indigo. Most of the weekend was spent juggling between a website deadline and making time for the kids who have been on school holidays, home with Daddy. Mummy has been at work a lot lately so I’m […]
Life has been busy of late, but there has been art. There have also been business developments, a piece of artwork I can’t share as I’ve submitted it to a competition, and various explorations in both bubblepainting and Pollock-esque paint delivery. More on those later, but now…The Squid Report!
So would you believe that I actually did some art at the hairdressers on Tuesday? I now have purple hair and a painting to show for it. Yes, I took my iPad to the hairdressers. Getting colour put in my hair takes ages and I bore easily, so between writing some copy for work and perusing Facebook, I opened up my Brushes app and started drawing. Just drawing. I had no real intention and what little evolved then evolved into something completely different. The result is no masterpiece, but it is art and it is painting and it is all I have to show for this week outside of a Festival program and a school holiday program which I have been designing at work, so here it be 😀
Mother’s Day 2011 – my present was to be allowed to paint all day. It was a beautifully sunny day, so I set up my easel outside and did just that. The uncompleted painting that resulted has been sitting around my studio ever since.
A few weeks back I decided it was time to finish a few things and that was at the top of my list. This is the result.
The sun is desperately trying to make its presecence felt here. Winter is starting to take its leave, the acacias are flowering, the almond blossoms are out, and there is this subtle feeling in the weather of the coming change. So there are short periods of sun between the dank and grey and I’ve been trying to take full advantage of them.
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here in Australia. I was rostered to work on Sunday, so I chose Saturday for my present day. What did I want? I told hubby no gifts, no cards, all I wanted was a day to do a painting. My aim was to see if I could manage to finish a painting in one day and if it was good enough I would enter it into a competition.
And Art Every Day Month strikes again 😀 Fallen, acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. This is a follow on from my first acrylic painting, Embers. It turned out to be in a completely different style (I don’t seem to have a set style or medium, I’m higglety-pigglety), but is still an experiment […]
I did my first acrylic painting in nearly ten years today. It’s not much, but it is finished. Embers, Acrylic on board, approx. 300 x 300 mm. Hmm, jpegs certainly can’t handle reds very well. This is rather more orange than it appears in this piccy. That and the poor lighting make for a pretty […]