Selected for Bluethumb Curation

Well, I am feeling pretty thrilled – Yesterday I received an email from Bluethumb Gallery to say this latest painting – THE FLOURISHING GARDEN – is featured in a new curation: Not Too Big, Not Too Small: Medium Sized Art. Thank you Bluethumb.

This is the fifth time that I have had artwork featured in a Curation. Plus there has been a Daily Pick, a Staff Pick, and a cyanotype was selected for the website banner for photography, when it was a separate media. With over 10,000 artists represented and nearly 225,000 artworks I am feeling very honored with this recognition.

The Flourishing Garden – Acrylic on stretched canvas

This lush and joyful painting was completed in my studio. It was composed from a quick charcoal sketch that I had drawn during the en plein air workshop in the gardens of the Caloundra Regional Gallery in Queensland last April (More Info on Instagram).

I loved the free movement in the original charcoal sketch, and I knew I would probably tighten up by trying to copy it. I rubbed the back of the paper with charcoal and then followed the sketched lines with an old wooden pottery tool.

Tracing the charcoal on to canvas
Work in Progress – painting over the transfered charcoal sketch

I worked this with several layers of thin acrylics allowing colours to show through the upper layers. Close-up images, including the finished semi-gloss varnish are at my Bluethumb profile. It is ready-to-hang but may also be framed. Bluethumb now offer a framing service for Collectors, so just test the virtual framed looks on the paintings you like.

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