Sunday, September 30, 2012

No 3

Not sure if I like this now,it will have to do for the mioment as I have to get a number of works done or at least started etc for next sub, this one will sit until I decide to leave it or do more,if anything I think ive over done,water colour is often better left with minimal working..

"Spring Dance", watercolour,2012. 297x420mm
 Meanwhile I did another yesterday,Im happy with this a lot more though theres an aweful lot I have to learn,I think theres progress.With this one I sketched the basic scene,used masking fluid to hold the white areas and then proceeded to paint the rest,wetting the paper only where I was working on was a wonderful step forward technique wise, for me anyhow,the colours didnt leach or bleed and there defined edges stayed sharper,really ahd fun with one..
This is after I removed the masking stuff
And what I had last night,not sure if Ill do anything more,dont like the dead leaves but who knows it might be ok..I have to get another pic as the colour looks a bit bleached in this one.Ok I went back and auto corected that pic,still the same as original but its a bit better lol
                                 "A Memory",watercolour 2012, 297x420mm. on 300 gram paper

Ok have to plan and start next ones today as its the last day  off from work,back there tomorrow bright and early and no real break til Christmas now unless I take more leave to finish this assignment whic is highly on the cards!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Take no 2

Heres the next stage,this helps me veiw this work as well,coming back and looking at it each time opens up new ideas..
This one is the first on of the "Body of Work"  that must be presented,I have some installation ideas  aswell that will boost the portfolia but for now Im starting another in acrylic and tomorrow an oil will also be organised....
Sometimes I wish I hadnt started this DD but it has brought out the realisation that I can do things and the people who denegrated this have been proven wrong but I feel even if somehow I dont get to the end (over half way through 2nd year at moment) Ive gained so much more than proving them wrong.

Friday, September 28, 2012

A new Project

Im going to post a few pics as I progress thorugh this work,its part of a larger collection I have to really be active in and get some numbers finished
"Grassland",water colour and mixed media
This just the first layers,I like it so far but am acceptant of its ending up in the bin at the end.... 

Thursday, September 27, 2012


But who!!
I sometimes read the stats to see if anyone actually reads my waffle and its interesting the spread from all over the world,yesterday there was one person from Ireland,wow ! I have family over there from 4 or 5 generations ago hence feel a link, so please, comment and make your self known whoever or where you are!! There are so many stories re lives out there Id love to know yours!!!
On another note, my heart goes out to the poor lass in Melbourne,what a sad day it is for her family both here in Australia and in Ireland.
Today Im going to start my body of work,throwing stuff around,have all these things in my mind to try so hoping I can do at least a few plus the VD of course,I really need a large stretching board for the water colour paper not sure what Im goign to do there,I may get a few minutes in Kal tomorrow at Bunnings as I have to take Bunnies ,Taffy and Fluffa,Tilly as well, for their needles as the Vets not coming out for a couple of months and bloody parvo is spreading in town (Kalgoorlie). Fluffa comes straight out when I open the door but Taffy plants herself at the back and being so heavy she hard to budge to the amusement of the vets!!
Ok its time to move but Ill post another of the Salt Lake,played around to get the blues here..

Another close up

A little research

Leads to a day out in the bush up the road...
the assignment needs me to look at themes and interpretation,had my heart set on landscape as I ve seen so much here thats crying out to be painted or captured in some way...
Lake Lefroy,the starting place for WA Salt Company who are still operating today just not here,apparently they moved onto Pink lake in Esperance and so on,the remains of their plant is seen here and there,there was more up along a road we didnt investigate,next time I think,I love it out there,quiet though tends to be a bit windy across the lake itself and also sunburny too with the glare.
There was a delicious cruch under foot when I walked across the salt,it was wet but there was enough of it to hold my weight without sinking into the grey mud underneath,look at the waves!!
NOt sure what these are but look like fringe lillies except they were climbers! and I only saw them in among the porcipine grass which also full flower
Edited to add yes I was right!!  Twining Fringe Lilly... Thysanotus patersonii
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The shapes shadows and colour was fascinating and I have to go back for more...


Sunday, September 23, 2012


anyone there,I just couldnt get here and looking at the space between this and the last well hmm ....
I went in to see what some of my favourie bloggers ahve been doing and I was locked out of the only link, "Guya Girl" I have to the nicest peoples. I get the idea Blogger has updated itself since last I wa here and hopefully "Guya Girl didnt think I was snooping "(
News well not much,im studying again,currently putting together a Negotiated Proposal with a start of some ideas to carry through to a major body of work

and this one I whipped up in a few minuites,over worked but fun..
Yer I know a bit rough but really they are great to work out direction and also an insight into problems I might encounter
One of the things I have picked up is that not to be impatient, spend time to come back to look and it will get better. Im really enjoying playing with oils too,the top one is the bottom is just acrylics,all have their place but I think its good to broaden the horizon..
I did this own ages ago and was putting it into the local exhibit to support the lovely person putting it together but I didnt after finding out no local were in this year despite this person asking me to participate. Another staffy did and Im glad I didnt as it was the students annual exhibit despite previous years having heaps of support this year they werent around. This staffys effort looked out o place with the kids.
Anyway Ive worked this effort a quite abit and havent finished yet,its growing,probably still childish in many ways but the colour gets me

I did have a pic of it more finished so ill go see if I can find it..
Nope but I will throw this in,Kalgoorlie Race Round has the young ones in a tither,best dressed of the whole year,my two oldest are at the age they can get in and have fun...
No one doesnt smile for the camera very often,Number Two is a natural....
and my poppies are out too
It doesnt mean the weathers warm yet,its been cold this last fw days,Im snuggling in the flannl PJs still and I so want it to warm up.This next week is the last of the term and Ive taken 4 days annual leave to get some study done,wish we could wizz off and have a few days break but assistant is taking all the holidays off so i have to go to work let the traddies in,Ill take a painting kit with me and use spare time up plus I m knitting two pairs of socks at moment,8ply Opal and some quite thing baamboo wool sock yarn I picked up last week,that should my mind occupied from the nasties lurking