Spring Study

small acrylic painting study of pink blossoms, spring in New Zealand
Spring Study, acrylic on paper, 2022
  • a photo of a flowering plum tree in spring, New Zealand
  • a photo of a flowering plum tree in spring, New Zealand
  • a photo of a DIY cardboard viewfinder being used to crop a photo of spring blossoms
  • a photo of spring blossoms, New Zealand
  • a small acrylic painting study of spring blossoms by Anna Cull Art, New Zealand

The reference for this quick little painting was a photo taken using American artist Sister Corita Kent’s ‘finder’ method of using a DIY viewfinder to see the world one small piece at a time. It’s a very simple and very effective way of simplifying a scene to discover compositions that might otherwise not be obvious. And yes, once again the view outside my window (late August this year) has provided me with inspiration. 🌸 🌸 🌸

If you would like to learn more about artist, educator and activist Sister Mary Corita, I recommend starting with a visit to the Corita Art Center.

Mini Moonscapes

small paintings, full moons over Christchurch City at night by Anna Cull

“Moonlight is the proof that there will always be light in darkness.” Debayan Ghosh

‘Blue’ city moonscape, 100 x 100 mm, 2022. Available.

‘Full’ city moonscape, 100 x 100 mm, 2022. Available.

I’m slowly getting back into painting again : ) These mini Christchurch City moonscapes look even better now they’re varnished.

My thanks to Beth / I didn’t have my glasses on…. for making me aware of Debayan Ghosh’s moonlight quote.