2020 has been a strange year and with the difficulty visiting many of the important people in our lives, posting a card with a personal message is helping us stay connected. Here are some of my images available as blank, standard sized greeting card for $5 (with envelope). Free postage on orders in Australia.
I have not done an oil painting for a while, apart from miniatures, so enjoyed getting them out to do this commissioned work. The commissioner specified he wanted the colours in the foreground gum tree trunk and the old shingled hut in snow. I loved getting the palette knife out. I will post this week to reach him for Christmas after waiting for it to cure sufficently.
Living in Tasmania Australia is wonderful. Being an island, we have a “moat”, no COVID for ages after an early scare in the Northwest here, and the most magnificent sunsets (for almost 2 hours tonight) at my local beach in Ulverstone. (And a huge dump of snow in the hills and mountains today).
Handpainted using encaustic wax medium so the painting is 3 dimensional. This pair… colours of the ocean..is off to Victoria tomorrow… sold $30. The paintings are so tiny, 12mm. The bezels are bamboo and the hooks surgical steel. Unique… no one else uses the technique I developed to paint these. Only in Tasmania… but I post worldwide.
During this lockdown period I walk most days for exercise. I am lucky that there is an expansive beach just 5 minutes from home. This has given me many beautiful photos … just using my phone. A few of these I have interpreted as watercolours. Remember my aim is to capture what it felt like to be there not to reproduce the photo accurately. There is a magic about wet in wet watercolour that cannot be captured with other media.