The art of shopping, part one

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been revamping some of the images in my Etsy shop, so I thought I’d show you a few of my favourites. These were all created with digital trickery : ) and each picture is a combination of three different photographs: the original painting + my black travel easel + the photo that inspired the painting (in the background & slightly out of focus to give a kind of ‘depth of field’ effect)…

Sidetracked, 12 x 12 inches
‘Sidetracked’ ~ railway tracks and golden sand near Koekohe Beach in Otago
'Boatsheds' (10 x 30 inches), the Banks Peninsula coastline and boat sheds along Duvauchelle Bay near Akaroa, NZ
‘Purple Haze’ ~ Banks Peninsula coastline with a hint of the boat sheds along Duvauchelle Bay. SOLD
'Thursday, Avon River' (30 x 20 inches), ducks swimming on the Avon River in Christchurch, NZ
‘Thursday, Avon River’ ~ ducks swimming on the Avon River, Christchurch. SOLD
'Riding the Falls' (16 x 12 inches), a Huka Falls jet boat on the Waikato River, NZ
‘Riding the Falls’ ~ a Huka Falls jet boat on the Waikato River

The other idea I’ve been playing around with is showing how my paintings could look on walls in different rooms. Because our house is not very big and much too untidy for a photo shoot, I decided to draw the furniture instead of photographing it. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of illustrated ‘in situ’ paintings…

'Moon Over the City' (16 x 12 inches, unframed), living room illustration
‘Moon Over the City’ ~ living room ‘in situ’ illustration ~ private collection

One of the other things I mentioned last week was that I have discovered the wonderful world of Polyvore… but I’ll tell you more about that and how I came to be involved in yet another social media site (I know, I know…) in my next blog post. Thanks for reading.

8 thoughts on “The art of shopping, part one

    1. Thank you very much! Yes, I think that the more we do those things that are “our thing”, the better. Time will tell… otherwise, as you say, it’ll be tweaking time again : )

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