Season’s greetings to one and all. Starting the day by opening a present from a dear friend in Germany – a heartfelt gift, thanks so much Chris.
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.”
Acrylic on canvas – 250cm x 250cm
Over the past few weeks I have read 3 books; A Place to Remember, True Blue and the Book of Colours, (4 if you include the The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart with its gorgeous cover and flower art between the covers) that have spoken to me about art, painting, creativity and the therapeutic value of creativity. The universe feels like it is sending me a message, to say I have been inspired is an understatement – I cannot stop painting! And I am loving the process.
Do you need a pop of colour in your life? Does your creative energy energy need a boost? Do you need inspiration? Or want to talk to like minded creatives? Well the Margaret River Region Open Studios is for you (28 April – 13 May 2018). The artists are generous with their time and their conversation – happy to talk creative process.
Today I visited four studios/galleries and talked about the use of leather and gold leaf in Molly Coy’s work, talked about the inspiration a historical, photographic crime journal, provided to artist Deanne Haddow, discussed process, acrylic pours, special ingredients, peacocks and then had a little card reading (Affirmation Goddess Oracle cards) with Anita Revel and if that wasn’t enough art and art talk for one day, I finished the tour with a browse of the Margaret River Gallery – such a great variety of styles, modern and traditional here. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Margaret River Region Open Studios – one hundred and thirty artists open their doors to the public – what a great idea!
Tomorrow is a new day – and more studios to visit!
Recently we hosted a couple of young travelers in our home for a labour exchange – have you heard of Helpx.net ? A great way to meet new people, learn about other cultures and get some jobs around the home done too. This time around we say thank you Jessie and Scotty (and Adele and Kendal who also stayed briefly with us).
We have Scotty and Jessie to thank for this wonderful drone image of our house and garden.
Scott’s amazing art and photography can be viewed here: http://scottdenholm.com/
To learn a little more about Jessie (and see more shots of our garden/home) and read about the helpx experience first hand- check out this blog post http://theycalleditparadise.com/blog/helpx-travel-affordable-experience-culture-meet-lovely-locals/ Thanks Jessie.
It was lovely to meet you both.