A Bluethumb Gallery Pick

How exciting!! 😊

My artwork ‘Garden Party in the Grevillea‘ has been selected by Bluethumb Online Art Gallery as a Daily Pick by Staff last Friday (19th) – thank you Bluethumb Team 💐

All the details are here: https://bluethumb.com.au/…/garden-party-in-the-grevillea

A New Series

Today I ‘released’ the first butterfly painting from my new series – Butterflies and Flowers.

Beyond the Cocoon – Pen and Wash on 300gsm Arches Hot Press Cotton Paper, 42 x 30 cms. More detailed images and information are available at BlueThumb Online Gallery .

I am so thoroughly enjoying working on this series. The paintings will be available online at Bluethumb. As it will not be hung as a complete series in an exhibition or gallery I have taken the liberty of creating the works in a variety of sizes and mediums, but maintaining the theme of butterflies and flowers. I hope you enjoy viewing them as the come online.

Over the years I have created quite a few Series of artworks. The first one was in the early 80’s and was part of my first solo exhibition. They were uniform in size, frame, and style; Pen and Wash paintings under the themed title, Life Wasn’t Meant to be Easy – famous words partly quoted from PM Malcom Fraser’s comments. They were all from my personal experiences and observations. I had my first three children under three years, so this little painting was definitely a personal one.

The last series I did was in 2015 – Whispers From My Soul. A Solo Exhibition, Window Installation, at the Pine Rivers Regional Gallery.

The complete series of eight oil paintings on canvas/board (Individual sizes: 25.5W x 30.5W cms) is available here at my website, unframed. More information about my Art for Alzheimer’s visit Share-Time Pictures.

New Cyanotypes Coming!

I’ve been so inspired by my recent walk through Mary Cairncross rain forest in Maleny. I have two more large cyanotypes and some smaller ones set-up – then re-arranged, and re-arranged again. LOL!! Designing these takes me a while, nutting out the theme, design, and how the design will balance with the amount of blocked out exposure to filtered sunlight through semi-transparent flora. A lovely switch for my brain between, painting, drawing, photography, and cyanotypes.

A few days ago I got up to see this python tail skin blowing from the eaves. Guessing we have a Boarder in the roof 😳 I was pretty chuffed non-the-less I must say as I had been wanting one for the images – as long as I don’t bump in to its original owner 🙂

Next week I’ll share my entries and details for the Botanica Exhibition being held at Mary Cairncross Reserve in November for members of Arts Connect Inc. The paintings I’ve been working on are varnished and dry now. I’m also drawing up a new canvas (not a rain forest, but trees) – hence the Tip for drawing this week 🙂