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Adventures on Trade Me (NZ)

Mini paintings with their own little display easels ~ update: Green and Blue have sold ~ PINK still available ON SALE $1 Reserve on Trade Me (NZ)

I have started selling my art for RIDICULOUSLY low prices on Trade Me (New Zealand auction website). Some paintings will be going for a song (i.e. at greatly reduced prices), such as these mini canvases, each listed with a $1 Reserve. You can view all sale items on my Art Cave listings page. Note: I will still be selling internationally, as per usual, through Etsy.

*** update: PINK Butterfly Catcher auction closes 8:30 PM Friday 31st May ***

Treetop family home

Treetop family home. Open-plan. Great views. — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405 mm, 2019. Available.

My latest six-word painting is more ‘rough art’ rather than fine art. It has lots of texture and touches of iridescent white and shiny gold (which aren’t really showing up in the photos). The nest wasn’t part of the original concept but just sort of appeared while I was working on the composition. Painting this reminded me that when I was very young, I wanted to sleep in the branches of our walnut tree, underneath the stars. Who am I kidding? I still do.

Treetop — Drawing Room mock-up

 

Unplugged

She unplugged and instantly felt better — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 505 mm, 2019. Available.

In my last post, I mentioned my plan to make good use of the body of work I have accumulated as a result last year’s six-word story challenge. I painted my first six-word painting a little over a month ago. Here is the second: She unplugged and instantly felt better. True story : )

She unplugged and instantly felt better — Drawing Room mock-up

All Together Now…

Four freshly varnished lily pond paintings are now looking for good homes. Extra points if you know where the titles come from : )

Here, There and Everywhere — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

We Can Work it Out — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

All Together Now — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

There’s a Place — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405mm, 2018. Available.

Experiment time

Time, detail – mixed media on canvas, 200 x 200 mm, 2017. Available.

Time has its own unique sound.
I’ve heard the talking hours.

I have been experimenting with transferring printed poetry on to canvas. I printed the poem on paper using a standard inkjet printer and transferred it to the canvas using acrylic gel medium. It’s a technique that works surprisingly well. Once dry, the paper is removed by dampening it with water and rubbing it off very carefully. This is the tricky part because there is always a danger of removing the printed image along with the paper. I then painted around the words to create a sort of arty version of the original blackout poem.

I added touches of yellow ochre and some light blue and gave it a slightly mad but subtle texture. It’s still mostly black though. In fact it’s so black that I had to take the canvas outside to get a decent photograph. I think the leafy autumn backdrop rather suits the poem (below).

My next experiment is going to be a ‘fridge poetry’ painting. And whatever image that sentence just conjured up for you… it’s not going to look anything like that.

Time – mixed media on canvas, 200 x 200 mm, 2017. Available.

Time – side view