Much excitement is to be celebrated! My artwork: “Bunnies are Cuter with Wings (On Whale)” sold at the Linden Postcard Arts Prize yesterday.
I am so thrilled it is going to be on the wall of someone’s home!
For the past week I’ve been working on a commissioned piece for a good friend. His Grandparents anniversary is coming up, and the gift of a custom portrait was a beautiful gesture to give them, and I feel so privileged to be painting it for him/them!
The week before, I took to drawing reference sketches to learn the shapes and identifiable curvatures of their faces, the details of their eyes and other features, and also observing the shading which define their characteristics.
His Grandfather has a particularly unique expression. ”This was one of 3 images out of 1000 that we have him smiling”.
I must admit that it is quite thrilling painting portraiture. They push me mentally; and demand my attention, patience, love and determination.
My artwork “Bonded Beauty” was a finalist in TWO categories in the New Arts Award (Overall Winner, and in the category of “Paintings”).
The New Arts Award is run online by the Temporary Gallery, based in Vic.
This was my first art competition to enter and I am so excited to be a finalist :D
Model: Camille Barlow http://www.starnow.com.au/camillebarlow
“Delusions” by Lisa Tolcher
A work that explores a fixed belief that causes us to be blind to reality.
Ink and Pencil on paper. A page from a 1950s Encyclopaedia.