A short story.....
Meryl and Bernie are a lovely couple who came to visit me again this past weekend.
They greeted me with “We’ve been waiting all year to come back and look at your lovely art”.
I left them to wander finding them later, waiting for me, perched together on my piano stool. I apologised for the lack of seating in the Studio but soon realised there was a reason they were perched there.
They announced “We would like to buy a painting”.
Their humour had not been lost on me.
There they were sitting in front of “The Sentinel”. Bernie was “on guard” and Meryl was “sitting on their nest” (both protecting the painting they didn’t want anyone else to see!)
Meryl said “You’ll miss this one when it goes” and my response was “I will but I couldn’t be happier to know that it is going to the perfect home where you will love it as much as I do”
Meryl responded, “Now they will be able to see each other from the next room” referring to the two egret prints that they had purchased at last year’s Studio Open Days.
I hope you took the time to imagine what I saw and why it meant so much to me as they imitated my art!
Thank you so very much Meryl and Bernie.
Sun Shines for Art Studio Open Day
Well the "Invitation to be Curious" has been enthusiastically taken up by many visitors to the Studio and Garden over the last 2 Sundays with many people using the phrase as they enter through the gate into the Garden and Art Studio...... "Just Being Curious"......
The conversations get animated when people try to see as many animals as they can in one of my pieces "Looking for Lunch". So many different views and yet they rarely see what I see!
There are still 2 more Sundays in November. So if you get the chance I'd love to hear what you can see.
Open this SUNDAY and every Sunday in November
"Paperbark Panorama" is painted in Acrylic on a 1.7m long x 30cm high Canvas. It belongs with my "Capturing the Canning" Series.
A walk along the Canning River Reserve from the Riverton Bridge was the inspiration for this piece. It fits well over a double door entrance or behind a sofa acting as a window to the outside.
For those of you who have followed my 7 day blog I hope that you have enjoyed it and are a little "Curious" and come to visit the Studio and Garden over the next 4 Sundays of November 2016. Cheers Debra
Every Sunday in November
"Capturing the Canning" Series
"Paperbarks" is a playful Mixed Media piece depicting the Paperbarks along the Canning River in Western Australia.
It is painted on a full sheet of 300gm Watercolour paper. It began with a random watercolour wash after applying some resist to areas to preserve the highlights. Acrylic inks were splashed around the foreground and conte crayons drew out the branches. Light splashes of raw sienna add the only colour to what is a monotone piece.
To me it has created an air of mystery which is always present while walking along the Canning River in the early morning with the pealing Paperbarks, misty water and cheerful birdsong.
The Canning River is on the doorstep to my Studio so why not make the time to include a walk when you come to visit the exhibition.
Tomorrow will conclude my 7 day Blog with another painting in the same series, a Panoramic Acrylic.
Every Sunday in November 2016
Wherever The Mood Takes Me Series....
These are just 3 of a series of small Acrylics on Canvas. Simple and serene scenes where you can escape to a place where you can be yourself, by yourself and savour the tranquillity of nature.
In my Gallery there are a few more in this series as well as new artworks in my other Series. Take a look by clicking on the link below.
Every Sunday November 2016
A nesting pair of Birds, one on the nest and one standing guard as "The Sentinel"
The Process ....
The Detail....before and after