Tuesday, January 13, 2015

This week I've been working on a lighthearted pretty little pink painting - full of flowers, butterflies and anything else that flows naturally on to the canvas.

It started out like this, adding pinks and yellows to the canvas and blush on her cheeks!

Being school holidays, it's been a struggle to find time to sit down and paint each day, but I've managed to get most of it done when the kids are asleep at night.

Adding in 'underpainting' - reds, pinks, purples...working out where I want things to go in the painting.

I'll probably put this pink painting up for auction.

Yesterday I took Miss 6 to the movies to see "Big Hero 6". I had no idea what to expect, and I was surprisingly impressed! It was a great movie for the school holidays, because it suits any gender and any age.

"Big Hero 6"

Today I've been sketching all day for a commissioned piece, and haven't yet picked up a paint brush, but I'm really enjoying it! I really need to sketch and draw more often. I don't have prices for drawings on my website, but if you have an idea, let me know roughly what size and detail you're thinking of and I'll happily give you an idea of the price I can do it for. Mermaids...fairies...girls...angels...whatever you can think of!


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

1st painting for 2015 - "Wattle Fairy"

Good morning! and Happy New Year!

We spent Christmas in Sydney and had a wonderful time with family! This week we're back home and back into work mode, although it is still school holidays, so Miss 6 and Baby A are both at home with me. So let's just say we're back into work/play/chaos mode!

This week I finished off my first painting for 2015. She's called "Wattle Fairy".

"Wattle Fairy" by Jaz Higgins

I can remember walking to school and smelling Wattle along the way. It's smells so pretty and it's like tiny little yellow pom poms decorating a tree! It is probably my favourite native Australian flower.

Wattle flowers.
The original is up in my shop for $275, including FREE postage to anywhere in the World. Actually, everything in my shop now has free postage! There are also prints of her available in two sizes HERE.

It's raining here today (which I love) so apart from one run to the post office, I will be painting! Stay tuned via Instagram for regular updates.