Thursday, 31 May 2012

Background continued...North Gower Farmer's Market June 2nd

I will be at the market this Saturday (June 2nd) showing my new artwork. I will bring some of my new felted stones (which can be used as pin-cushion or decoration).

Old backgrounds

New backgrounds

Finished artwork
Jardins, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8",  21cm x 21cm

Stones in felt

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tuesday class: "Under the sea" theme

Yesterday was the last Tuesday class before the Summer. The theme was "Under the sea". Jennifer, Hannah and Megan researched the subject in science books and looked at children books for inspiration. I showed students some of my sea related paintings I had done in the past and explained the techniques I used.

Sea related paintings

Artwork by Hannah, Jennifer and Megan
Age: 12

Thursday, 24 May 2012

New paintings

 This Saturday May 26, 2012
is the North Gower Farmer's Market  opening day.
I will be showing and selling my new artwork at the market

2397 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower
8:30am to 1:00pm

Saturday, 19 May 2012

North Gower Farmer's Market Opening Day: May 26, 2012

 I will be showing and selling original artwork and reproductions at the oepning day
of the North Gower Farmer's Market on May 26, 2012
2397 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower
8:30am to 1:00pm

Below samples of my new artwork

Friday, 11 May 2012

Clay reptile workshop in Perth

I had the pleasure to teach a clay reptile workshop at Drummond Central School near Perth. The workshop was booked by the school through  Masc
On May 3rd students from grade 4 to 8 made the reptile in clay.

On May 10th they painted them with acrylic paint.
Look at their fantastic lizards and turtles!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Colour and background

After teaching the workshop on colours last week I had a burst of creative energy. I read "Brave Intuitive Painting" by Flora Bowley and I was really motivated to try new colour combinations. I decided to use some of my 8 x 8 canvases on which I had painted backgrounds a few years ago...

Old backgrounds

New backgrounds

Regarding Flora Bowley's book, the review which reflects best what is the book about (or is not about)  is by Gemma

The chapter on colour is explained with simplicity which is great for beginners.
I decided to keep the book because it gave me inspirations and opened new doors for me.