"Moonlit Landscape" captures the eye of the Judges again...
"Moonlit Landscape" captures the eye of the Judges again. This time it won the Watercolour Section of the York Society Art Awards. Sponsored by York Pharmacy & Local Businesses.
This modest sized work very successfully captures a moonlit evening with a wonderfully understated but evocative colour palette, in a finely balanced composition.
Link to all York Art Society Results which shows the framed painting
Framed in a hand crafted wood frame the image size was only 9" x 5". It was sold at the exhibition.
Second Prize - Works on Paper - "Pigmy Possums in the Gum Blossom
Delighted to receive 2nd Prize for Works on Paper at this years Kondinin Art Prize. My entry, "Pigmt Possums in the Gum Blossom" was created in watercolour and acrylic ink.
Judges Comments - A delicately executed watercolour with a great balance of composition and colour. There is a softness about this well thought out painting.
Highly Commended Award for 'Single Blue Wren' photograph
Very pleased to receive a Highly Commended at the Dalwallinu Art Awards for one of my favourite photographs. It was taken in the Snowy Mountains and the immature male wren sat and posed for ages for me. I also have a framed quartet of his images in the studio. It's called 'Strike a pose'
This was a first at entering my photography into an award, so a great result.
I will have them on display at my Open Studio & Garden Days coming up each Sunday in November
Winner Drawing Award 2019 with Wildflower Wonders- Jilbering II
This piece is part of a series from my trip to a station called Nalbarra just south of Mt Magnet in Western Australia. There was a little siding called Jilbering on the way that was full of surprises. A beautiful display of our Western Australian wildflowers.
Judges Comments - Competent use of the media.
SOLD at the exhibition.
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.