My Entries – BluethumbArtPrize2021


October was a busy, art-filled month for me. Finalizing this landscape took a lot of my time. My husband and I, and some of our family, attended a granddaughter’s high school art exhibition. So many amazing artworks, thought provoking, and social issues addressed, all created by the senior art students, and we were so proud to see our granddaughter receive a Highly Commended for her 2021 art portfolio. We also attended the Lyrical Landscapes by William Robinson at HOTA, an incredible experience.

I was thrilled that my entry in The Queensland Regional Art Awards, Throw It to Me! Throw It to Me! made it to the Semi-finals for the judges award. Thanks to my hubby Greg for driving me, and the artwork, to Brisbane for the final judging. The winners are available for viewing here:…/

I squeezed in a few October birthday celebrations for moi too 🙂


I have three paintings entered in the BluethumbArtPrize this year. There are thousands of amazing entries this year and you can view them at the Bluethumb website – 2021/entries Finalists will be announced 9th November 2021.

This landscape is titled The First Flush of Sunrise and is the view from our balcony on the outskirts of Maleny. That moment when the pink skies fade and the flush of morning light splashes across our landscape. More info at my Portfolio @bluethumb . So grateful to our different neighbours for giving me permission to paint their property and cattle.

The First Flush of Sunrise
Acrylic, Ready to hang
101cm (W) x 101cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Enjoy a look at the artwork in progress.

A second entry is a Still Life, abstracted, of colourful poppies that my husband grew in our country garden. I have sketched with paraffin to provide the resist against the watercolours. I’ve also enjoyed using a couple of new Daniel Smith luminescent watercolour paints to add intrigue – but they are difficult to photograph 🙂 More info and full view of the painting.

Watercolour (Requires Framing)
42cm (W) x 60cm (H)

My third entry is Throw It to Me! Throw It to Me! More info at Bluethumb and also links to previous BLOGs about this work are listed below.

Throw It to Me! Throw It to Me!
Acrylic, Ready to hang
100.3cm (W) x 100.3cm (H) x 3cm (D)

Previous BLOG Posts about this artwork:

The Work in Progress

The Pain of Big Paintings

A Bluethumb Staff Pick

Creating this artwork


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