Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Etsy. (Um, absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I am giving a talk about my shop in a few days' time.) While there is a lot to be said for the practicalities of a white background, I find a 'more is more' approach more fun.
Probably to my eventual detriment.
Monday, 29 July 2013
Craft to Consumer series, about selling online. I will be talking about my Etsy shop, and the lessons that I have learned as an online seller. And some lessons I am yet to learn. It will be the first talk I have given since I was at university, and that was an ancient time ago, so please wish me luck and smile and wave warmly from the audience if you decide to attend. There will be other great speakers -- I can't wait to see and hear them!
Friday, 26 July 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
This is an acrylic and oil pastel painting on canvas. 107 x 86.5 cm. $200. I made the wooden frame myself and stretched the canvas across it. I think it might be the first and last time I did that.
Please contact me if you are interested in this painting. (Please note: The painting and I live in Melbourne, Australia.)
Monday, 15 July 2013
Above: many of the books still need their titles. The pink girl bookend requires her flowers. A few of the clay gendarme's pencils are still uncoloured. I haven't even touched the mirror. (Should the artist be reflected in it, in time honoured fashion?) The awkwardly angled oval portrait -- which I started, then painted over -- needs to be re-done. These are the least fun things, and of course I have left them until last.
Above: this area is almost finished, but I am not happy with the brightness of the red. It's too strong. The wooden drink coasters are not finished either (is this like Where's Wally for you, reader?!).
Don't be too impressed by the Persian rug at the bottom -- it's real, not part of my picture!
Above: again, that nursery rhyme print which still needs to be filled.
Wishing you a fine day.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Sorry to be a whinger -- I am just getting really frustrated by the extent of my back pain. I thought that doing something that required standing rather than sitting would do the trick, but instead I have a different kind of back pain now. Anyway, here is my 1.2 x 1.2 metre acrylic on plywood portrait of my lounge room, in progress. The drawers of the kitchen dresser are serving well as a semi adjustable easel.
Please look after your back -- you only get one!
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Too much sitting is the cause of my back issues, so I have decided to paint an enormous picture instead, which will mean standing all day. I will post photos of the painting's progress soon.
Enjoy the sun.