Plenty of people spent time trying to spot the creature in the painting titled "Hidden" some having several attempts before lifting the reveal flap to see if they were on the right track. At the base of the tree a tiny pigmy possom emerges from the painting as well as a few of his friends.
Of course that is not all that was 'found' as everyone let their imaginations go wild finding all sorts of creatures, another intriguing painting.
The "Let's Celebrate" series was a SELL OUT, although it was only three pieces and they have all gone to the one home! So although that could mean that only one person was charmed by them I am sure that I will be adding to this series as I enjoyed painting them and look forward to trying different colour combinations in my future pieces so, watch this space!
The "New York Buskers" series of black and white prints were also popular with some who had been to New York recognising the buskers as ones that they had also sat and listened to in Central Park.
My pastel paintings from my exhibition that I held in Corrigin in the Qualering shearing shed in 2017 found new homes. A lovely moment was when Maria happened to be here and met the new owners of a couple of the paintings that were inspired by her garden on the farm.
Finally , on the last Sunday "Paperbark Panorama" sold and was taken away much to My Aunties regret as she had also fallen in love with the piece. The new owners replied with a lovely description of the piece which I will share with you the next article.
Thank you to all one and all for making it along to this years Open Days (2018) and taking up the "Invitation to be Curious" I hope to see you back again next year when I present my 2019 collection,
This Sunday is the last Sunday in November already!
"As the Crow Flies" so do the Sundays in November.If you were thinking how fast the year has gone you are not alone. This Sunday is the last Sunday for my Open Studios in November 2018.
Walk thru the gates and pass the crow sculptures sitting on the fence as you make your way thru the garden gazebo Australian gallery then onto the Alfresco Bird gallery and finally into the New York Gallery with the 2 feature paintings "As the crow flies" and "Central Park in Autumn".
You'll find Vince busy in the kitchen making you teas and coffees and some home baked scones. biscuits and cakes!
There is plenty of story telling and snippets of information from me and a game to test your observation skills as you try and work out which of my Lino prints are missing on the "Control sheet"!
New York Gallery
Large watercolour "Central Park in Autumn" by Debra Scidone
framed 1170mm (w) x 870mm (h)
Large watercolour and ink "Fledgling Flight"
framed1200 mm (w) x 900mm (h)
Ducks, Ducks and more Ducks
Two more Sundays in November to go!
I must like Ducks and I'm not the only one as 2 pieces sold on Sunday.
Actually they are birds so it is not that surprising but it turns out I had 3 paintings of Ducks in my Bird Gallery and 2 Photos.
The painting titled "Ducklings" found a new home as well as the photo titled "Mother Duck" along with other paintings and prints.
Photos may be ordered by contacting me below.
Look forward to seeing you this Sunday if you haven't had the chance to visit already to enjoy the "New York Gallery", "Bird Gallery" and "Country Gallery" paintings.
It would only happen in New York!
New York in Black and White. Paintings, Lino Prints and Photographic Prints feature in this years collection. Central Park, New York Buskers and the Skyline of water tanks and standpipes are the subject matter.
My New York Busking Musicians turned out to be popular. The one "it would only happen in New York" is my Busker playing his Grand Piano! You just don't see that every day. The piano was rolled down into the park from somewhere? and then a full classical recital began. If you don't believe me come and see the actual photo.
The prints are my manipulated photos converted to black and white rendered in a sketch format with plenty of white space surrounding the artists at work. Could have stayed and watched them perform all day.
There was as much diversity with my visitors as there was with my art. Surprise old acquaintances to visitors from as far away as Busselton , Corrigin and Rockingham. Then those that followed "the signs" to find themselves in my world of art and the stories that they hold.
Thank you to all my lovely family , friends and visitors for making it such a great day.
"You Ruffle My Feathers" by Debra Scidone receives H/C
Very pleased to receive a Highly Commended for "You Ruffle My Feathers" in the York Art Society Awards 2018.
It will be on show at my Open Studio and Garden each Sunday in November 2018.
Once again there is "Devil in the detail" so come and see if you can find the other creatures within the painting that form part of the story.
For the story and a slideshow of how it was created click the link.
"Line Them Up" painting from the "Let's Celebrate" Series
The working drawings that define the shapes found within the background layer
Art Studio and Garden Open Days - Sundays in November 2118
Featuring new paintings and prints from my
York Art Society turns 50
This years special theme for the York Art Society Art Exhibition is "FIFTY" .
My entry "Vintage 1968" has been painted especially for the occasion.
In the detail there is reference to the theme incorporating the Town Hall on the label where the exhibition has been held for the all the time I have been entering the awards.
Below shows the working drawings and the progressive painting
Gold in Kalgoorlie - 125 year anniversary - "Golden Yarn"
"Golden Yarn" is my entry for the Kalgoorlie Boulder Art awards 2018 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the discovery of Gold by Paddy Hannan, Tom Flanagan and Dan Shea.
"Golden Yarn" is a play on words and has been created in Textiles: Felt, wool, acrylic yarn and acrylic paint on 640gm watercolour paper.
It depicts the discovery of gold with a copy of Paddy Hannon's miner's right to the present day of the "Super Pit".
It's been a golden tale for Kalgoorlie - Boulder
The final touch is a replica of a golden nugget made from gold leaf cover sea sponge.
Framed in a deep set natural wood frame.
On display in Kalgoorlie from Friday 21 Sept 2018
Flying high, check out the new set of bridge banners....
Western Australian Visual Artist.