l've been wildly splashing the paint around this last week or so..... as the pressure's on, it's almost time to have entries in for our towns' annual artshow. Since it's local it's a cinch to be involved and the money raised is for a good cause with a quarter of the sale price of any painting sold going to charity. For a number of years my canvases have mainly been native plants (see one here) but they were so painstakingly SLOW to paint that it almost sucked all the fun out of picking up a brush.
l have the beautiful romantic works of Laurence Amelie to thank for inspiring me to make a change. l've always been big on painting flowers, so that bit hasn't changed....but over the last 12 months or so l'm more focussing on colour, and a fresher, less fussy finished piece. l hardly use brushes at all now, preferring instead to paint with my fingers.... lt's pretty messy though, which means covering everything within flinging distance with plastic to avert certain disaster:-))
I'm always surprised when odd little things happen out of the blue.... l was chatting with daughter when she was here about the sheepskin rugs we used to have in our old house (moons ago) and saying how l'd love a couple of white ones for the couch in the lounge room and about 2 days later this is what turned up at the opshop.....only one, but still kinda weird.. huh !!
These delicate lace panels were found at the Sunday market...Apparently Georgian era (1714 - 1830) anyway VERY old and fragile, they'd look lovely framed and l guess that might also help conserve them.... Also plastic 50's era necklace which was broken when l bought it, but was easy to fix. The segments remind me of snowflakes.
Also found this pretty florentine tray, totally shabby and in a pretty shade of blue....also one Japanese candlestick which was covered in grime and candlewax which prob'ly explains the one dollar price....believe it or not l enjoyed getting it all clean...
If you'd like to read some more. here
One of Laurence Amelie's awesome artworks.
This pretty vintage room is from Australian Country Style magazine...via pinterest.
Oxygenart. via pinterest...well worth a look, so many gorgeous pics.
Have a fantastic week everyone.....
Many thanks for popping in, my daughter loved the fuss made about her handmade flowers..l didn't get to see her face but l bet it looked as happy as a seagull with a chip:-)).
Til next time,