Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Little Tree Nymph" + Saturday Night Sketches

It's Saturday night, so I've given myself permission to stay up late and paint. Although my eyes are starting to blur a little, so it's probably time to go to bed. Just before that though, I wanted to share my new "Little Tree Nymph" painting that I finished today.

"Little Tree Nymph"


Side View

The original is 8"x8" on stretched canvas - which means it's ready to hang straight on the wall. Or sit on a bookshelf, or desk. Easy. At the moment the only way to purchase it is HERE on my Facebook page by commenting 'Sold' under the photo. First in, best dressed.

If the original isn't available however, there are also prints HERE. Just a heads up - FREE SHIPPING on all art prints in my online store ends tomorrow!

Tonight, while waiting for a couple of canvasses to dry, I've been sketching/doodling with pencil and paint on canvas. Not sure where this one is going yet? 


What's going on here? Rainbows, birds, clouds raining diamonds? Time for bed? Probably yes.

Goodnight!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"Jelly Rose"

My first ever spray tan was with a lady named "Gelly Rose". I was so nervous. I went into her beautiful pink and white striped salon, and she was super lovely and friendly and made me feel so at ease! My friend and I didn't know her real name (sorry Sandra!), so every time we wanted to go to that salon we would just say "Wanna see Gelly?". That was probably...10? years ago. Wow. These days, spray tans are pretty much a thing of the past for me. But the name must have stuck, because this afternoon when I was thinking about what to name my new mermaid painting "Jelly Rose" sprung to mind!

"Jelly Rose" Painting by Jaz Higgins
"Jelly Rose" Original Painting

I had a picture of a cute blonde mermaid in my head. Most mermaids have long, flowing hair, but I thought there needed to be a mermaid with a cute styled cut! Surely there are hairdressers for mermaids right? This one has a little blonde bob with a fringe! I painted in one jellyfish, and it multiplied! lol. Before I knew it there were three jellies in the painting, and I then I added in a couple of peony roses for a feminine touch. Overall this painting has a calming effect to it.

"Jelly Rose" Painting by Jaz Higgins - Side View
A quick side profile pic I snapped in the backyard late this afternoon.

The original painting is up for auction HERE in my eBay store.

 *yawn* It's brushes down and bed time for me now. Night! :)

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tummy Bugs & Tigers

It's been a hideous 48 hours, with Baby A, Hubby and I all coming down with a tummy bug. Miss 5 managed to miss it, which is awesome, but for the rest of us - it's been hard to get out of bed. Adding to that, we had an open home today! So it's been stressful to say the least, trying to get the house as spotless at possible while also feeling like death.

 Needless to say, I haven't had the chance to paint in the past couple of days, and that's driving me crazy! I've got a couple of paintings in the works at the moment, one of which is this mermaid with a short blonde bob!

 

I took a quick pic of it outside yesterday. It's a work-in-progress. Probably at least another 5 hours to go.

I do however, have a new art print to share with you! This one is a commission I did a few months ago, of a beautiful big eyed girl with sage flowers scattered through her long flowing hair. She's sitting with her White Tiger friend. 

Sage's White Tiger Art Print by Jaz Higgins
"Sage's White Tiger"

You will find "Sage's White Tiger" prints now up in my store HERE. 

 White Tiger's are a rare variation of the Bengal Tiger. They aren't albino, but rather have a "white pigment" to their skin rather than orange! I've been lucky enough to see one up close at Dreamworld a few years ago, but sadly Mohan the White Tiger has since died.

 Free Shipping on all art prints is still currently running in my online store, but only for a limited time. It's automatically discounted at checkout.

 I'm going to see if I can muster up the energy to do some painting tonight. Otherwise, it's back to the couch for me! I hope you're all having a lovely (and healthy) weekend!


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Pride"

Bacon and eggs, cappucinos & music videos. Gotta love Sunday mornings! (Even though I have to share my brekkie with Baby A, who is flinging most of it on the floor. We'll just ignore that.)

I've just uploaded a new painting to the Big Eye Artist Collective auction. This month's theme was "7 Deadly Sins" and at first I was going to do one painting with all 7 sins included, but after a few sketches I realised I wanted to do 7 paintings - each one for a different sin. So I started with 'Pride'.  

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From the start I knew I wanted a purple colour palette because the colour of 'pride' is purple!

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I added in some little skulls to the background. I think I will do this for all 7 of my "deadly sins" paintings, to tie them together.




 I wanted her to be over-the-top adorned in things that symbolise vanity and pride - hence the peacock feathers, pearls, jewels and daffodils (the flower of vanity).

"Pride" original painting

The original is up for auction HERE - starting at just $10! Or if you feel like snapping it up right away, there is also the option to "Buy It Now" for $129.

I'm looking forward to doing the rest of the series now. Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Envy and Wrath. Which one should I do next?

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