"Wildflower Wonder - Jilbering II" Pastel by Debra Scidone
Our wonderful Western Australian Wildflowers were the subject for my latest award winning artwork. The scene is from a siding on the way towards Mt Magnet. Only metres from the highway you find yourself immersed in a field of colour at the Jilbering Reserve in early September. We drove on to stay at Nalbarra Station where the wildflowers did not disappoint.
Award Winner - Effective use of colour - Debra Scidone
My watercolour 'Moonlit Landscape' was selected by judge Camilla Loveridge for my 'Effective use of colour' in this years MCAA award.
The judge's comments were "Beautifully rendered colour showing sensitivity and restraint"
The painting is a small 9" x 5" watercolour on watercolour canvas, framed in a natural wood frame to compliment the colours used in the painting.
The scene depicts the tawny light of the moonlight just on dusk . I was happy with the atmospheric qualities that I was able to achieve from a very basic palette of complimentary colours.
The MCAA Awards are held at the Atwell Gallery, Cnr Canning Highway and North Lake Road, Alfred Cove. W.A. open daily until Sunday 25th August 2019.
There are 48 pieces of quality art on display and a very fine collection of Junior art as well.
Watercolour on watercolour Canvas
Image size 9" x 5"
by Debra Scidone
'A Walk on the Wild Side'
Exhibition 16 July to 23 Sept 2019
I am thrilled to announce that I will be the second artist to be represented in the new art space at the Pan Pacific Perth for a two month period ending 23 September 2019.
Pan Pacific Perth gallery space is open 7 days a week with cafe, bar and restaurants to enjoy as well.
The exhibitions paintings all having links to destinations around Perth and Western Australia. You could say it gives you a birds eye view with combinations of flora, fauna and aerial views
Find the artworks that relate to Penguin Island, Mandurah, Northam and Herdsman Lake as well as Kalgoorlie, the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
The "Challenge Piece" is "Australiana" where you are challenged to find all the hidden Australian animals that are hiding among the gum leaves
More details of the exhibition click here
Best Watercolour at ACAS Awards of Excellence
Very Happy to receive "Best Watercolour" at this years Awards of Excellence for My painting "Hidden" Australian Pigmy Possum. the prize was kindly sponsored by Oxlades Art Supplies. I'm looking forward to using the great new colours that they have provided as part of the prize so "Watch this space" as I accept the challenge to create a new series based on using them
"Hidden" Australian Pigmy Possum
You need to take a closer look at this one to discover the hidden creatures hiding among the trees, then look through and into the depths to find yourself in a hidden sanctuary. Hidden creature link
This is my entry for this years Awards of Excellence with the Alfred Cove Art Society
Join us at the Atwell Gallery from 27th May to #rd June 2019
Corner of North Lake Rd and Canning Highway, Alfred Cove Western Australia
"Hidden" by Debra Scidone
"Budgerigar Banquet" by Debra Scidone
Budgerigar Banquet shows Australian Budgerigars feasting on seeds in the wild of the Australian bush.
The Australian Parrot can be found in large flocks in inland areas of Australia where they can survive extreme temperatures and are prolific breeders when conditions are right.
Image size 290mm x 920mm
Framed size 530mm x 1170mm
Budgerigar Banquet was sold privately prior to being exhibited publicly.
If you would like an early bird viewing of my works as they come off the easel please send a request via my website and I will inform you as any relevant paintings become available that may fit your criteria.
This one sat on the easel for some time before I found 5 "Budgies" hiding within.
This years awards will showcase 80 artists. It opens on Monday 27th May to 3rd June.
Opening Night Tuesday 28th May. You are invited to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the "Awards of Excellence" for the Alfred Cove Art Society in Western Australia.
Where: Atwell Gallery, corner of North Lake Rd and Canning Highway, Alfred Cove, Western Australia
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.