Sunday, December 16, 2012

The toothfairy and Lily finally meet on the trade of the 20th tooth.
Commissioned work for Shannon and her daughter Lily.
60 x 60cm
Acrylic paints on canvas.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Another painting in progress..."Grow". Sketched this a few years back and I had a very long canvas crowding my tiny studio so I thought I would attach one to the other. The canvas is 150cm x 60cm.

Plenty to do at the moment. Commissions before Christmas, orders and markets - this week I will be at the Bris Style Indie Twilight Market in King Georges Square on Friday night.. Should be a busy night with lots of other Christmas activities running at the same time.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Commission for Liesl and her family.
90 x 120cm
Mixed media on canvas

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Acrylics and Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Sold

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

These are the progress photos of the commission I finished last night. Its a large painting (90 x 120cm) for a family who have been waiting quite a while. I'll post the finished painting in the next day or two. Its pretty busy times at the moment. Its also hot!! Today was in the high 30s I think - so Im glad Im painting over night instead of during the day.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello!! Just wanted to make a mention that I will be at the Young Designers Market this coming Sunday in Brisbane. Its the first of two markets I will be doing in Brisbane before Christmas. Hope to see you there if you can make it! :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"I Carry Your Heart With Me" ( inspired from the poem by E.E. Cummings.)
Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Sold

Sunday, November 25, 2012

In progress, yet another painting - this one titled "Intuitive".
The mediums Im using are a mixture of impasto for texture, acrylic paints for the main body, ink and paint pens for the detail and collaged elements. I have been printing up images from my own artwork and using them in the collage as well as using various patterned papers and fabric trimmings.

The central bird on the boat is the Australian magpie. We have a family hanging around at the moment - the mother, the father and the three squawking kids. A picture of the parents below (with some other irrelevant pics thrown in :)). 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hello!! :)
I'm currently having a SALE at  my Etsy Shop from now until the 27th Nov - Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Sale. Just enter the coupon code 'FridayMondaySale" at checkout to get 20% off your entire order (excludes postage and only available through my Etsy shop).

I don't think I've had a sale yet this year so this one must be good timing!! :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hello, sorry for the lack of posts - super super busy.

Im getting through commissions as well as making new paintings and stock for my market stalls and wholesale orders. For those interested I now have market dates for December.  I will be at Eumundi Markets each Wednesday and Saturday until the end of the year (and most dates in January).  I'll be at The Young Designers Market in Southbank, Brisbane, on Sunday the 2nd December and finally the Bris Style Twilight Market in King Georges Square, Brisbane, on the 14th December.
Above is a new commission Ive just completed for Susanne. Its 30 x 40cm acrylic on canvas and below is another work in progress...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

50 x 60 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

Original sold

Hello hello!! :)
Here I am again with the latest patchworky type of painting.
Hope you like it.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Here is  a photo from last nights Bris Style Twilight Market. Great atmosphere there - lovely supportive group, beautiful stalls and very pretty with all the twinkling fairy lights. I hope to be there for the December market as well.

Thanks to the people who left me a comment for the calendar giveaway from my last post. I combined them with the comments I had over on Facebook. As there were so many generous ones I felt the need to make the giveaway for 6 calendars instead of the original 3. The person who recieves one from blogger is Caroline from 'justbeyou' so if you could contact me with your details I will get it out to you next week - thank you! :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hello again  :)!
Just finished making up my 2013 calendar and it is now available over at etsy. I will be giving away 3 of these so if you would like one let me know in a comment below and I will draw three people out randomly from both my blog and Facebook pages.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello, hello.
Well the busyness really starts to set in now - many people must be starting to feel it ! :).
It means for me that I have a lot of markets on so I am having to complete paintings in between the commissions that I am doing.  I am working on a very large one for Leisl and her family and a slightly smaller one for Robyn and her family. After those there are still lots of people waiting. So I have decided that once I am finished all the scheduled commissions that I will be stopping until further notice. I am going to continue to do the personal mandalas as they are quite different to the dream series and I dont want to stop them all together however I wont be taking more on until next March. 

Over the next two weeks, as well as my usual Eumundi market, I will also be in Brisbane a couple of times. This coming Friday for the Bris Style Twilight Market in King Georges Square and again on the 4th November at Southbank for the Young Designers Market.

In the meantime - here is my latest painting. Hope you like it :)

Mixed Media on Canvas
50 x 75 cm

Original Sold

Thursday, October 11, 2012

As well as current commissions this is another painting in progress "Trust".

Thursday, October 04, 2012

For the Unicorn lovers...
I will be doing more work in this folky style over the coming months. I tried to keep it simple but the detail just wouldnt stop. Hope you like it.

50 x 60 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Sold

Monday, October 01, 2012

"The Hunter"
50 x 60 cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Sold

Thursday, September 27, 2012

50 x 60cm
Mixed Media on Canvas

Original Sold

Had a little word come into my head the other day - no image just the word - Nightingale. So I pondered a bit on the word and the image started to follow. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Deer Spirit"
Mixed Media on Canvas
50 x 60cm

Original Sold.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Another painting in progress - 'The Hunter" - a little bit different then my normal paintings - in colour that is. It's just about finished and I will post the original in a day or two. I have also finished the deer painting ("Deer Spirit") which I will post at the same time.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I don't have a lot of time to make new paintings at the moment but I am itching to do so. Here's a couple that I have been pottering away with in between other things. Also some sketches of a couple of commissions that I am doing.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Rita's Personal Mandala
50 x 50 cm - 40cm Diameter
Mixed media on Paper

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Markets, markets, markets.....
Taking up a large part of my week at the moment. You can see me at Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I am frequently at the Young Designer Market at Southbank in Brisbane - which is on the first sunday of every month and this week I will be attending my first Bris Style Indie Twilight Market in Brisbane at St Georges Square - Friday night from 5 - 9pm. These markets run 4 - 5 times throughout the year so I hope to be there in the lead up to Christmas as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Progress of Rita's personal mandala....

Thursday, August 09, 2012

50 x 60cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Original Sold

Hello lovely people. Sorry for the lack of posts but I have been rather busy. I finished this painting a couple of weeks ago and thought I would post it. I have several commissions to finish this month so you should be seeing more of me when I update these.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Personal mandala for Ruth and Mark.
40 cm Diameter
Pencil and acrylic on watercolour paper

 Hello! :)
One mandala done and one to go - almost done...will be back soon with it.
Also...a little note about commissions - I won't be taking anymore on this year as I am quite behind schedule. I will be finishing off the ones I have booked in and will start to take new commissions from next February. I wanted to thank everyone for their ongoing support with these works - its an honour to have a person entrust you their details to make that deeper level connection through art - its something that I have enjoyed very much over the years and I know I will continue to do so.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

....just a little more patchwork. This time in the hearts of the tree.

60 x 75cm
Mixed media on Canvas

Original Sold

Thursday, July 05, 2012

"Wandering Star"
Acrylic on Canvas
50 x 75 cm

Original Sold

Just a little note about this painting. It was initially inspired by the title with the same name from Portishead. Looking a little further into the meaning of wandering star I discovered the info below from wiki..."In antiquity the classical planets were the non-fixed objects visible in the sky, known to various ancient cultures. The classical planets were therefore the Sun and Moon and the five non-earth planets of our solar system closest to the sun (and closest to the Earth); all easily visible without a telescope....ancient astronomers noted how certain lights moved across the sky with the other stars. They called these objects asteres planetai, or wandering stars."

Anyway - based on that snippet of info I have my wandering star - she is depicted as the earth. She is leaving a trail of hearts in her path and her moon is close by her . The 5 planets are visible in the distance with the sun behind her head - which also represents the star that she is from the other planets perspective.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Snuck this painting in this week....still working on the personal mandalas and will be back shortly with them.
Once again I'm exploring the patchwork theme and I love the tactile experience of working with paper and fabrics. I've inlcuded a close up detail in her tail.

"Plenty of Fish in the Sea"
Mixed media art painting.
60 x 75 cm

Original Sold

Friday, June 22, 2012

Two mandalas in progress - one for Rita and one for Ruth and Mark. They should be finished next week.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

 Another painting finished off last week...

"Golden Dragon"
Mixed media on canvas
45x 60cm

Original Sold

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mixed media on canvas
45 x 60 cm

Original Sold

In her shawl is written a zen saying - "Knock on the sky and listen to the sound" .
Her hand is a paw and is based on a snippet of one of my dreams from years ago. I had bumped into an Iroquian man in some traditional dress. He had his arms crossed and as I looked at him one arm turned into a foxes paw. I remember it being quite vivid.