Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hello, hello!! -

I hope that wherever you are you have had a very lovely Christmas ! :0)
... and looking forward to a positive, happy wish fulfilling new year.

I didn't get to post much in the lead up to Christmas as I was a teensy bit busy - I have included 7 of the finished commissions I did and just finishing off the remaining 3 now. (including you Melanie (!:)) if you are watching). I finished 6 mandalas for Gail and her family as well as a trio of paintings for Melinda and her family.

I'm back into the swing of work after a few days off with family - working on a few new paintings ( see below "Memory","Lullaby" and 'Intuition") plus projects that hardly got started this year ( including the second book project). I will be having a small sale of some originals that I have as I want to make way for the new ones. I will let you know once I have posted these. Plus I am finally going to organize my facebook page - where I will be updating on a regular basis.

Anyway, hope you enjoy what is left of your holiday break - or what might be the beginning of your holidays - and will talk to you all again soon.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ann's Personal Mandala
28cm diameter (35 x 35cm Paper)

Wax based Pencil, oil pastels and acrylic on paper.

Original Sold.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A little update about Christmas markets....
I will be at Eumundi Market this Saturday and then on Sunday in Brisbane at the Young Designer Market. The following Sunday ( the 11th Dec) I'm taking a flight down to Canberra for the Bus Depot Markets. Haven't been there in two years so I am really looking forward to it and to catching up with some good friends as well.

I'm currently flat out...I've got that usual pile of emails piling higher. Over the next two weeks I will be finishing off 6 commissions and then when I get back from Canberra another 4 before Christmas. They are all mandalas except one. The mandala above is one nearly finished for Ann.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Hold On Let Go "
60 x 60 cm
(23.5 x 23.5 inches)
Acrylic on Canvas

Original Sold

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Flower Child"
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

30 x 20 Inches (76 x 51 cm)

Original Sold

New painting...

..plus look what arrived in my mail box this week!
They are available to buy in my Etsy shop now and will be posted out from Friday the 25th Nov.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Along with my commissions other things in

"Flower Child"

"Hold On Let Go"

"Something In Common"


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

New bookmarks in my Etsy shop...plus a new woodblock print "Friendship". Also the book is almost here!! :) I will have my copies hopefully by next week.

Friday, November 04, 2011

"To Be Able"
75cm x 100cm ( 29.5 x 39 inches)

Acrylic on Canvas

Original Sold

This painting has been done in memory of my late uncle and below is one of his many beautiful poems that he left behind...xx

To be honest
in a way

you are able

To be able

not to say

the things you want

To be softer
on yourself

than on others

To forgive them

for things said
all unaware

To be trusting

to admit

you really care

To be bigger
than the smallest
broken hearts

To be greater

than the sum

of all the parts

To be worthwhile

as a human
at the last.

Copyright Allan Longhurst July 2002

Thursday, October 27, 2011

And another new beginning...

this one for Kristina and her family.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 60cm

Original Sold

Hello hello.... been very busy getting through some of my commissions. Above is a completed one for Patty and below is one for Melinda's family which, when finished, will have two smaller paintings to go with it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2012 wall Calendar .....
available over here :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 75 cm
(23.5 x 29.5 inches)
Original Sold.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Commission for Marysia and her family.
60 x 75cm

Acrylic on canvas.

Original Sold.

Friday, September 23, 2011

"Welcome Party"
Mixed Media on Canvas
40 x 50 cm ( 15.5 x 19.5 inches)

Original Sold.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

"Time Travellers"
55 x 70 cm
(21.5 x 27.5 inches)
Acrylic, paper and pencil on Canvas.

Original Sold.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Things in progress.....above - a new one without a name.
Below, some of the many commissions I am currently working on in sketch form.

Friday, September 02, 2011

"The Dream Skin" ...new book painting progress.

...and remember those bananas hanging from the tree in my backyard?.....well here they are - they just need to be hung upside down now to ripen.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Acrylic and pencil on canvas.

60 x 50 cm
( 23.5 x 19. 5 inches)

Original Sold.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

LinkI love "Starman" by David Bowie.
See here...nice outfit hey!
It's one of my older favourites and this painting (which is still in progress) has been inspired by the title of the song at least...it's probably not looking 'way out' enough to kind of embody the song....the man is looking a little conservative perhaps but I've put a few of the lyrics in in any case...plus a tiger.

I've got a stash of paintings to do for boys...and this one was a sketch from a few years ago .
I am about to start on another book - this time it stars a little boy.....so I needed to practice my boy faces.

In other news -
- I have 12 - 16 commissions lined up between now and the end of the year and they will start to emerge one by one from now until then.

- I will be doing two different markets this weekend - my normal on Saturday at Eumundi, on the Sunshine Coast and the Young Designers Market in Brisbane at Southbank. This will be held from 9 - 5 on Sunday.

- and finally this week I celebrated my 40th birthday (!) - hooray.
(milestone indeed and it still has me thinking pretty hard...).

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

50 x 50cm (19 .5 x 19.5 inches)

Acrylic and pencil on Canvas

Original Sold.