I had a fabulous time;a trip to Fremantle to take 3 paintings to be included in an exhibition at Studio 11 in Captains Lane. At the exhibition I won a high commendation for one of the pieces, and sold that piece too! Then had dinner out with husband and my daughter who lives in Perth – what a magical day.
My response to self isolation in this Covid climate. What do you think? Finished? More “ eyes”?
I am attending an amazing abstract watercolour workshop this weekend -it’s so energising. Thanks Stephanie Boyle Art
Van Gogh in 50 Works
Harper Collins Publishers Australia
From humble beginnings in Nuenen and Antwerp to his last month in Auvers-sur-Oise, this captivating book on Vincent Van Gogh’s life and works is the perfect introduction for all students and art lovers interested in late nineteenth-century and Post-Impressionist art.
Featuring fifty of his finest works, each painting and drawing is described and analyzed in beautiful detail, within the context of the period, so that the reader can really understand what the artist was hoping to achieve with each work. Drawing from the many letters that Van Gogh wrote to his brother, friends and others, curator John Cauman provides an enthralling and accessible narrative about the artist and his work, introducing the milieu, key characters, the themes, and legacy that continues to this day.
Among his most famous works, this book includes The Potato Eaters (1885), Père Tanguy (1887), Self-Portrait in front of Easel (1888), Still Life Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers (1888), Cafe Terrace at Night (1888), Bedroom in Arles (1888), Van Gogh’s Chair (1888), Portrait of Joseph Roulin (1889), Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), Irises (1889), The Starry Night (1889) and Wheat Field with Crows (1890).
This is a stunning collection, beautifully presented- the photography is first class- it looks like you have THE art in your hands…loved this very motivating read.
A must for all art lovers.
Thanks to the Cocoon Gallery for emerging artists at the Margaret River library I have my very first exhibition of vibrant abstract work.
If you are in our region I do hope that you can make the time to pop into the library’s foyer and check out my work. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them
It’s called “Rainy Days”
Look closely – I dabbled with some fluro colours – loved them wet but not so much when they dried – they dulled. Today I revamped the painting ( that’s what I like about using acrylics – you can paint over if you are not happy with the outcome) – I added a top coat, splattered then used a method called sgraffito to reveal some of the original colours. I love it.
What do you see here? An underwater scene? Flowers? Something under the microscope – bacteria, amoeba? What does your imagination see?
Blue, blue and blue🙂5 shades of blue to be exact plus silver, white, yellow, pink, purple … not sure if it’s finished,will wait a while and then see how I think about it. It’s called “My Happy Place.”