I have a long day traveling tomorrow so this is Day 16’s painting a day early ... from a photo by @annpeacey (Thanks Ann xxx)
A painting a day for December - Day 16
Inktense watersoluble pencils and Gouache
In my quest to develop my work (yes I'm still standing in the fork in the road sinking in a crisis of direction) I've been looking back over past works and elements I want to continue. This painting is one that holds a certain tender, gentle energy I wish to carry forward into new work, and I very much enjoy painting silver vessels.
I Am Vessel (je suis navire) - 500 x 700 mm (SOLD)
The silver vessel is a representation of the body, the Holy Grail / feminine Goddess, one theory is that Leonardo DaVinci painted Mary Magdalene as the Holy Grail in The Last Supper. The New Zealand native bird (Tui) is a personification of the spirit, I Am.
Limited edition archival pigment print available. .
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Bald Eagle 🦅 11x17 on #cansonpaper
I saw this friend up in a tree across from my high school on a walk a few weeks back! I'd also seen a hawk but didn't get super great photos. 🐥
Didn't take enough progress photos of this piece! Ugh! The amount it's changed this week is insane!
This is the second time I've ever painted an eagle! First time was acrylic and oil on canvas 😵🖌️ I was going for a looser look, partly because the lighting and distance from the bird in the photo weren't fantastic 😅
Hope everyone is having a fantastic December! ❄️❄️❄️
EXHIBITION OPENING of ‘Island Connections’ Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, HOBART. What a fabulous opening night - thank you thank you thank you EVERYONE ❤️❤️ 14 December 2019 - 31 January, 2020 Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Who hooooo! It’s my 2nd ever instagram art give away! So easy, so fun, just 1. Like 2. Follow me 3. Tag a friend in the comments! Hurry, contest ends this Tuesday December 20th, 5pm pacific, still in time for Christmas 🤗 I liked the painterly brush strokes of a bird I saw on instagram and thought it happened to look cool next to an Italian tile I had pinned, the give away is for BOTH paintings! 🎉I have made many many many practice paintings over the years, that is partly why I’m giving these away. That and to spread art and cheer! Swipe to see my inspiration, what I mean when I say “many many many practice paintings “ and a leopard piece I want to paint again, this time more in the style of the bird, if that makes sense. The original leopard will be the next giveaway, stay tuned!
Contest is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by instagram.
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