Thursday, July 23, 2015

This week.

 Lots of fun arty things this week...

On Sunday we took the kids to see "Dinosaur Discovery" at the QLD Museum

The robotic dinosaurs are pretty life-like and the kids were SO scared at first, but they ended up loving it. They keep asking when can we go back! It was probably a little overpriced for the 20 mins it takes to walk though - but I think it was worth it over all.

I loved the nature exhibits too - so many beautiful colours and pattern inspirations for paintings!

Yesterday I found this incredible make up look on Instagram that was inspired by my "Skellyfish Friends" painting! It's by the talented Maria from OldDollsStillPlay

 Also this week my CANVAS prints have arrived! At the moment I've just started out with 5 of my best-sellers to see what people think. I've had SO many requests for canvas prints. I guess it's because they don't need to be framed and they can be hung straight on the wall. They are the closest thing to the original painting!

I'm also taking pre-orders for any other of my prints that you might like on canvas. Just email me and let me know which one you are after at

This morning I popped my "Little Peach Mermaid" original painting up for auction starting at $1!

"Little Peach Mermaid" original painting

I also reached over 2000 fans on facebook! Woo hoo!!!

Today I have Mr 2 at home with me, so I shall attempt to get some art work done, but we'll see how that goes! Tonight Miss 6 and I are going to see a play at her school called "Fairytale Extravaganza!" - should be good!! 

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Donut know when I'm going to finish this painting...

I couldn't help but begin this with a donut pun. #sorrynotsorry

I've had donuts on the brain lately. I'm seeing them everywhere. I'm pretty sure they're 2015's answer to the gourmet cupcake.

So it would seem that the only reasonable thing to do would be to create a Donut Princess. I mean, there is a Donut King after all? Maybe she should be called the Donut Queen? No...I think this one is a Princess.

I started by just roughly painting in a bust of a half pink/half blue haired girl, with several donuts falling around her. I wanted her to have a crown, and a donut tiara seemed to fit just right.

Then I did what every great artist would do, and tracked down some still life reference materials to work from. Thanks Krispy Kreme.

I continued to build up some of the layers of colour on the donuts, and start to work out what each one will look like. Sprinkles, icing, coconut, chocolate many possibilies!

...and that's where she's at at the moment. I've got a few other projects on the go, and some commissioned paintings to finish up this week. So "Donut Princess" will have to wait a while...

In the meantime I would love to hear from you if you have any ideas for a painting! And if you're not on my email list, jump on there and every now and then I will send you special messages. :)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Ice Cream Fantasy" Mermaid Painting

This painting really just came from the heart. I had no idea where it was going to go when I started it. I had no idea that she was even going to be a mermaid. Just slowly, bit by bit, day by day, I worked on it at any spare moment. Slowly a mermaid emerged and I spent hours painting whimsical details around her. I found it to be quite meditative actually! Tiny dots, swirls, starfish, lilypads and shells...

"Ice Cream Fantasy" Mermaid Original Painting
"Ice Cream Fantasy"
It's a big painting. 12" wide x 36" long x 1.5" deep.

"Ice Cream Fantasy" Mermaid Original Painting

The original painting is available HERE.
A4 and A3 sized glossy paper prints are available HERE.

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