Art is in the eye of the beholder and so too are the images that inspire. My work varies from painting, drawing , sculpting and photography. I get my inspiration from artists that I love, things that surround me, my family and my imagination.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Modelling compound x4 mini canvas'

Here you can see how I have embedded sticks, leaves, seed pods, egg shell, chiffon ribbon and calico into the modelling compound.  I then painted over the piece with acrylics and rubbed over with gold.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I created this monoprint last year.  It is a 'blind' continuous line drawing of a girl's face- found in a magazine.  Once I had completed the drawing, I spread printing ink onto a peice of perspex with a roller, photocopied my drawing and attached a piece of paper to  the back of the photocopy and then I placed the 2 peices of paper onto the rolled out ink.  I then carefully traced over the photocopy with a ball point pen.  Once traced over, I took the print up and a beautiful print is revealed on the other side of the photocopied drawing.  Remove the photocopy and dry.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Lavendar Fields

Lavendar Fields
My favourite essential oil is made from lavendar.  Simply beautiful!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Child's work

This gorgeous piece of work was created by my 7 year old daughter.  I conduct an Art Club as a cocurricular at the school where I work and this was the piece that they made.  It is a series of 6 small canvas' that have a different painting technique used on each. 
1.Modelling compound with a variety of things installed in it(top right)
2. Pointalism- acrylic with cigarette filter dots (top left)
3.Scrofido(scoring) of painted acrylic surface (middle right)
4. Scrofido in modelling compund (middle left)
5. Modelling compound applied with a palette knife (bottom right)
6. Acrylic's spread using corrugated cardboard (bottom left)
The base is a piece of MDF- painted black and glossed with imposto gel in a cross hatch pattern.
All canvas' were then covered with impasto gel and glued onto the MDF surface with a glue gun- Simply beautiful!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Very Easy Canvas

Very Easy Canvas
I made this canvas a few years ago and everyone who sees it comments on how much they like it.  I put a base coat on the canvas (something nuetral) .  Allow it to dry then used a combination of deep maroon and burnt umber acrylics to do long sweeping brush strokes with a broad brush.  I then concentrated on the left side to make it much darker and then used the bottle of paint (maroon) and stood well above the canvas and let it dribble up and down the canvas.
I have done this for a class canvas before and added leather with brass beads- it added yet another demension to the painting.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mum's Mothers Day Pressie

Another Pen drawing using two colours to give an added effect- Mum loved it!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Journey

A few years ago I made this bust at a sculpting workshop with some Year 11 students at the school where I teach.   While the students endeavoured to sculpt the human bust to its perfection, I opted to create a female form when pregnant.
A bit of smoothing out was still required.

Before I added the scored pattern .

After first firing.  Notice the scoring of swirl pattern on the stomach.  I started the swirls from behind the neck then continued over the somach to the thigh.  This was signifying the journey of change that a female's body goes through during pregnancy.  I haven't glazed this piece as yet- might put that on my list of 'to do's ' for this year.  I do love this and it sits in my lounge room for all to see.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mum's sunrise

Here is another modelling compound piece that I created for my mum last year for her birthday.  I smeared the modelling compound over the canvas then etched into it with the back of my paintbrush to form the elelments I wanted.  I then painted the canvas with acrylics and waited for it to dry before dry brushing gold over top- see how it highlights the texture made by the compound?   I then adhered glass tiles and painted river rocks with impasto gel.  I glossed the whole piece with impasto gel.  Mum has it hanging on her wall! 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Modelling compound canvas 1

This was an old painting that I decided to paint over.  I used modelling compound to create texture and depth and then inprinted egg shell, calico, wool, gumnuts, sticks and cork to the canvas.

Next I allowed the modelling compound to dry for 24hours and then painted directly overtop of it.  I then dry brushed over top with gold paint. 

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