Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nice things in small packages

200 x 200 for $200

Exhibition at Gallery Q, Kumeu celebrating their 2nd birthday
18th September to 10th October

This will be an exhibition of work by wonderful artists who have all painted something onto a 200 x 200mm canvas and each piece will be for sale at $200. They will be snapped up quick at this price so get in quick.
Make sure you come along and vote for the 'people's choice' award too.
I have loved painting these cute little sketchy paintings. They tie in nicely with my latest theme of Afternoon Tea and (as always) all things elegant. I have used acrylic for the canvas and then pen and watercolour on watercolour paper mounted onto the canvas.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Red Shoes

Red Shoes 760 x 760mm
I started this painting over a month ago and initially it was going to be in full colour with the dress being a stunning gold colour in beautiful shiny satin fabric.

However, when I started my monotone underpainting, I couldn't stop and it just looked lovely in sepia.
A splash of red for her shoes and Voila! and completely different outcome as planned.

I have another painting which is nearly completed....and proving very difficult!!! So hopefully that can be uploaded very soon too.