Friday, April 20, 2012

"Woodland Fairy"

Good morning! It's Friday - yay!

Last night I listed a new original painting up for auction! This one is of a woodland fairy! She has little flowers in her hair, and little mushrooms around her. In the background you can catch a glimpse of the magical forest behind her.

"Woodland Fairy" Original Painting

I've started the auction at $10, with FREE POSTAGE - so everyone is in with a chance to own an original painting! 

I have a big weekend ahead - picking up a new car, getting my hair done, and going to a Hen's night dinner just to name a few! But for today, there's plenty of art-related work to do!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easter 2012 + Aquatic Mermaid


A belated 'Happy Easter' to you all! I hope everyone had a safe and happy time. We certainly had our fair share of chocolate. It's still taunting me (eat me!) from the kitchen as we speak...

We had a lovely long Easter weekend in Ballina.

Stuck in the usual holiday traffic.

The weather was absolutely beautiful every day (apparently the 1st Easter without rain in Ballina for over 7 years!). We had lots of visits to the beach, and it was even warm enough to swim! :)

Digging for Easter egg treasure in the sand!

 and Miss 3 also got to meet and ride her favourite pony - Romeo!

Now, I didn't even get a chance to create a blog post about the (finished) painting I was working on when I last wrote - I put the original up for sale and within a few hours it was sold! So here she is for you to see anyway...

"Aquatic Mermaid"

 There are prints available in two sizes! :)

Right now I've got a couple of new paintings in the works. One is nearly finished, so you'll see it very soon!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

W.I.P + Green Juice.

Well poor Hubby has been sick with the flu over the weekend (and Monday), so instead of running around all weekend, I managed to get quite a bit of painting done. :)

At the moment I'm working on a new mermaid painting...

I started out sketching around in watered down paint...not sure at all what I was really doing with this painting!
I decided to turn the jellyfish into squid! Then I added in some more flower details and started adding a little bit of colour in...
Now I'm just working out exactly what detail I want in this painting - while adding in some colour so I can see where I want the shadows and light to go. It's definitely still a work in progress!

I'm going to continue working on this one today,plus another smaller painting I started last night. I always seem to have a few going at once!

Over the weekend we ate so much junk. You name it - Gloria Jeans iced chocolates (yum!), chips, pizza...we ate it.

So this morning I'm trying to redeem myself somehow by juicing anything green I could find in the fridge.

kale, silverbeet and apple (+ a bit of lemon).

As I'm writing this - I'm sipping on this green concoction. I must admit (even though I screwed up my face at the sight of it) it actually tastes quite nice! Plus, I'm hoping it will keep Hubby's nasty flu germs away.

Anything this green must be good for you, right?

Ok, I better go get some wholesale orders ready - and then I'll be working on that mermaid! :) I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!