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week 5 - mon lis

oil on recycled canvas - 400 x 200 or 16" x 8" stretched canvas

There is some interesting texture on this canvas due to the previous work done (in acrylics) and after having gessoed it again, Mon Lis appeared... done in oils.  There are some draw marks and smears visible, as well as spots of previous colours used which appeared when I sanded the surface lightly.  So it resembles a 'work in progress' - or 'process'.. I like it.

Mon Lis will be hanging in White Flower, Clyde Court, Browns Bay for the next week or so, and she's up for auction at

Thanks for visiting my blog ;-) - back next week with the next installment  ..e^)


week 4 - fluttering by..

week 4 and I've done a little oil painting again, 8" by 8" on stretched canvas.  I bought gold oil paint a fair number of years ago and never used it.. until now.  It's creamy, it's cooperative, it's beautiful and it's looking good.. but not cheap.  (I must have been a crow in a previous life, shiny things always catch my eye ;-) )

Thanks for taking a look, will be back in a week :-)

week 3 - listen

to the seashells
the thousand voices
coming from the sea
speaking of the ocean
and all the creatures
living there

oils on canvas 510mm x 260mm x 35mm stretched, listed on trade me then on to eBay if not sold.

Week 2 - oils

Painting in oils is my all time favourite.. the way one can push the paint around and play until it's juuuuust right.  Or you run out of patience.  Which happens ;-)
This one is a small one of 8" x 8" in decorative style - I love African masks carved from wood, this one has a New Zealand flavour.  Those are the main cultures I have been exposed to, all knit knotted into one little image.

The painting is so small that I sort of ran out of space so I decided to paint around the edges for a change..

The title is 'The Secret' - 8" x 8" or 200 x 200 x 35mm and I'm listing it on trademe for a week, then on to eBay

Thanks for following my 2013 journey - blessings ..e^)

2013 art project

Hi everyone and welcome to 2013 and the first post of the year....

Years ago I started this blog with a 'painting a week' project - 2013 is as good a year as any to follow that concept again, don't you think?  This time I will be listing them on eBay so that the little work is available to people everywhere, not just in little New Zealand far away in the South Pacific ;-)

Also different this time is that the 'works' will not necessarily be paintings every week.. and ooooh I'm in love with making leather bound miniature notebooks at the moment.. so small that you can pop it into your pocket and take it travelling, and turn it into an art journal if you like.  Every one is unique and a one off.. I just have to share.

Okay. Off to a running start with Week 1 - and below is a 4' x 4' leather bound notebook with 34 tea stained papers - about 70 little pages each 4' x 4' or 10cm x 10cm.  The book end papers is from 60's wallpaper samples, the cov…