Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Well, my childhood dream has finally been realised, and I have illustrated a book. It has 40 pages and about 34 of those have illustrations. The book was written by my sister Julie Pearce, who like me , has had a dream, and a need to express that need, and as such, Wishes for you, wishes for me, was born. Its been a few years in the making, and after many brainstorming sessions, I was able to read into what she was wanting in the way of illustrations. My Daughter Emilee has designed the web site and been a wonderful advisor on many aspects of our journey in self publishing this book, and hopefully , all going well, it should be due for release on the 28th of October. I can only imagine what Julie is feeling at the moment, as I have many emotions running around my head. I hope you get to see a copy, as I have every belief that this book will be very successful. Visit the website . www.wishesforus.com
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I Loved this subject so much, that, I just had to give it another go. But this time, I've used pastel. I wanted to try another study in red, and I really wanted to almost silhouette the girls whilst still showing some features and making the light really glow behind them. This pastel study seems to have an emotion that the acrylic painting just didn't have.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I've been like a dog with a bone, painting this picture. Nikki gave me permission to paint this photo, that she took of Macey and Piper sharing a milk shake. ( copyright of course, most important to get permission) I was playing with color scheme designer.com, which I could sit and become mesmerised in the colours for hours. But I digress, sorry. Anyway, I had the photo and decided, not to choose a style, to just let it flow, but I did choose 70% green tones and 30% in the hot pink tones. Never was good at maths, so I think, o.k, I know that my percentage of pink is more than 30%, but I was happy with the outcome. My painting though worried me. It didn't show my contemporary style, but neither was it realism, so even though, people have said its "lovely" I worry that it is too birthday cardish. But I could see it in a cafe or in a kids retreat. Main thing is I loved doing it. Its a fun pic. Thanks Nik ! I've got another fun one lined up......stay tuned...
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Hi. If you've dropped in here now and then, and been frustrated by my lack of blogging.......sorry. I've been running round in circles, chasing my tail. Yep, I do have one. I have finally finished this piece, and plan to enter it in one of the local art shows. I'm sure I still have time to enter......well......hope so.
I now have my work in the Tin Shed Arts Gallery in Malmsbury.....yay! That is two galleries now, so another little bit of progress is made in putting my art out there.
This piece which is titled "And then she said........"
Is purely from my imagination. It is a sight we see all the time, or maybe one we've partaken in ?? That little sharing the goss session! Anyway, these ladies, just had to be colourful. They are colourful characters after all and you just have to like them both.......don't you??
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Aphrodite, the greek goddess of love and beauty. She brings love and healing to those around her, through grace and confidence. As roses bloom and apples ripen, so does the self acceptance grow to supreme love.
According to myth, she emerged as a nymph from the waves and immediatly drove every male god wild with desire.
I am valuable
I walk in beauty.
I am free to be myself, I accept myself as I am.
Hope she does something for you.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
One of my favorite emails to receive is Anita Revel's- Goddess.com.au over the time, that I've received her newsletters, I've read about countless goddesses, and read the affirmations, the mantras, the stories, and the modern energy. And I've always wanted to draw a goddess that inspires me. Quan Yin, was one that I played around with, but this time Anita's words stirred me and my version of Aphrodite has emerged.
Aphrodite is also known to the Romans as VEnus. She is the goddess of doves, swans, roses, apples , arts and all things graceful, inspired and creative. According to myth, she emerged as a nymph from the waves, and immediatly drove almost every male god wild with desire.
I would love some feed back here, as It is still very much a work in progress, I know what she represents to me, but does it catch Your attention??? What would make it more mystical do you think??
Google Anita Revel and discover outing the goddess within, or check out goddess at play.
Did you find the swan? Looking forward to your feedback
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I've had to cope with artist block for much of this year. Its quite frustrating. But, its all a learning experience. With this piece, I was trying to instill a feeling of calm, of which my mind is not. And although there is a relaxed feel about this piece, there is no story to go with it. Its cute, but that's all there is to it. Therefore its being shelved.