Monday, March 30, 2009

Orchid Painting

I love painting orchids.

Orchid 4
Original oil on boxed maxonite 60x35cm

Friday, March 27, 2009

Children Painting

This is another painting I did of my children. With only one swing for two kids to share there is always one having a good time and another feeling sorry for themself :)

My Turn
Original oil on boxed board 60x40cm

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The river swing

A few months ago I took some photos of my kids playing by the river next to our house. They were the perfect inspiration to do some more paintings of children. Rocky, the Jack Russel follows them where ever they go.

River Swing
Original oil on boxed supawood 60x40cm

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Orchid Paintings

From this coming Saturday I am joining a country art fair that has been going for the past 20 years. It is set on a historical farm just outside the city. There are lots of artists exhibiting and there is a lovely deli market.
These paintings are for Saturday.

Orchid 3
Original oil on board 35x60cm

Orchid 2
Original oil on board 35x60cm

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Mexican paintings

I delivered my paintings to the gallery yesterday and was amazed by the other artists work. There are such talented people out there! Make an effort to support your local galleries and maybe you will discover some of the hidden talent.
I painted the Virgin de Guadelupe as a final piece for the exhibition. It doesn't have the same brightness as the others but rather a soft and calm presence. Again I added the chihuahuas to carry through the theme.

Guadelupe Virgin
Original oil on board 60x40cm
And then, just for fun I did these 2 Chihuahua "shrines" with tiles, mirrors, gold leaf, foil flowers and roses.

Chihuahua shrine 1
mixed media on board 30x30cm

Chihuahua shrine 2
mixed media on board 30x30cm

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Invitation - Mexican exhibition

To all my friends out there, consider yourself invited! It is going to be a lot of fun. All the shops and restaurants in Duncan Yard are taking part in the Mexican theme with decor and food.

The opening is this Friday 6 March from 15hoo and will run for the rest of the month.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mexico Paintings

Last month I took part in a gallery exhibition with an Indian theme. This month the theme is Mexico. I thought it would be quite easy to get inspiration but have to admit it was a real struggle. I didn't want to do the typical Frida Calho paintings that people would expect from an exhibition like this. After much reading and google searching on the subject I decided to use Chihuahuas as my inspiration since they are native to Mexico. They are such cute dogs and it was a lot of fun painting them.

The first painting I did was with Chihuahuas only. I love the red jumper and also added the flowers as a fun element.

3 Chihuahuas
Original oil on board 40x60cm

I decided to do a Frida painting after all but also added the chihuahua and flowers just to add another elements to the painting.

Frida & Chihuahua
Original oil on board 60x40cm