I have SOOOOO much to post up…. time has been short, kids back to school, GAWD I LOATHE organising stationery, uniforms, shoes, hats, bags, ack. It literally does my head in, I so cant stand the stationery thing, I just ordered the pack for both kids online and had it delivered to the house this year, LOL! The thought of trawling through what they do and dont need, esp with books called LBW4a2 and there is a BIG difference between that and the LBW4a3…… argh!!! … enough of that, you get the pic…..
so what have I been creatively up to? face lifting old art of mine!…….
I dug out an old collage the other day and added some metallic paint to it, some antique gold and some bronze, and some shadowing….
rather pleased with how it is evolving, it looked really flat before and sat in the cupboard for about 2 years, because i couldn’t quite put my finger on what I was to do with it… now its getting some depth and I like the ethereal underwater feel to it too…. still much to do.
This is another ‘oldie’ I have revamped a little (Im really LOVING giving my older ones a facelift!), this one is all but done now,.. some tidying here and there, a tinted glaze or two, a coat of varnish and done I think!
and this one I have just started:
this one is little, and has a very ‘Kiwiana’ (New Zealand) feel to it I think. (pronounced Keewee- ar- na) Again, no where near finished, but very happy with the direction Im headed in.
Now, over the next month, as time allows, I have 2 large commissions to do. Both triptychs. Both with text on them, so they are fairly involved, but I am really looking forward to both of them. Luckily both clients have full trust in my ability to deliver, so they are giving me full creative license which is superb. 🙂 Im only going to post progress shots of one of them as I want the other to be a surprise for that particular client. More on that over the next while.
WHat else? OH yes, the book my art is in, (and I will feature on what looks like from the proof i have just read, 2 pages) is being published soon. Living Artists of Today Volume 1. Mila Ryk from Art & Beyond Magazine is a dream to deal with! She is publishing the book, such an accomplished artist, and talented business woman, Love her!
OH! I nearly forgot!…. *drum roll please!*…..and I got nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!!! *skips around the room* so I will be back later today to do all the things I must to acknowledge this lovely honor and pass it on to others as well…..
watch this space……
4 thoughts on “Face lifts, Kiwiana & Commissions….”
I really like the “facelifts” you have given your older pieces, and a great start on the new painting! Congrats on the commissions… how fun! 🙂
Hi Deb!! thank you! yes im getting some pretty cheap thrills with re vamping the oldies haha, its amazing how little I am doing to them to make them look -to me- 100% better.
such an inspiring soul, i love your blog here…thank you for bringing healing to Earth through colour and your art ~
hi Sorayah! such a lovely comment, thankyou so very much. 🙂 I feel it.