Tag Archives: Etsy

Improvised (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. The background is a detail of a new mini abstract (below) created with some of the paint left over from ‘The High Country’ and a little added purple.

6. Studied. Tested. Passed. Celebrated. Tested again.

7. The overburdened workhorse summoned the cavalry.

8. The inventor improvised, creating pure fiction.

9. Her instincts were hardly ever wrong.

10. The summit wasn’t their high point.

11. Her big break was not “lucky”!

12. The grind required fresh beans daily.

[August prompts: tested, workhorse, the inventor, instincts, summit, big break, the grind.]

XXXs — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

XXXs — drawing room mock-up

The High Country

The High Country — acrylic on canvas panel, framed, 205 x 255 mm, 2018. Available soon.

If you’ve ever been through Springfield on your way to the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, you would have seen this view of Mt Torlesse, Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park. It is one of my favourite parts of the country. It’s also a landscape that I painted in 2014 which you can see here. I found it interesting comparing the two paintings ~ four years has gone by in my art journey and I hope I’ve learnt a thing or two along the way.

‘The High Country’ is currently waiting to be framed and will be available soon. It is the first of a number of landscapes that I’ve decided to revisit and paint again, this time as part of my ‘black canvas experiment’.

And I’m not going to get tired of painting on black canvas any time soon.
🏔🏔🏔 Onward and upward. 🏔🏔🏔

The Drawing Room

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I have been revamping listings on Etsy to show how my paintings and note cards could look when displayed in rooms (or, as I like to call them, drawing rooms). The process of ‘framing’ them was fascinating, to see what worked and what didn’t. These are a few favourites.

A Little Serenity

A Little Serenity — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Chinese proverb

Small Reminders

Open the Door — mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

Pause — mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

“…it is part of the artist’s function to pay sudden attention to… the details the world is constantly offering us, and then, if adequately arrested by them, to give them a singular existence, transforming them without falsifying them to reveal the capacity that all ordinary things have to become suddenly remarkable when picked out by human vision.” Margaret Mahy

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