Thursday, 3 January 2013

Holiday Over

Well for me it is definitely back into it as the new year starts with the very busy annual art exhibition in Victor Harbor "Rotary Art Show 2013". Entires are delivered on Monday and the exhibition opens on Friday January 11th and runs through until Saturday January 19th. Last year was the first time I entered paintings and was thrilled to have two sold with my Mixed Bunch snapped up at the afternoon preview. I have made my selection of three works and hope they will be accepted for hanging.
I encourage any South Australians to come to Victor Harbor during the show as there are about 1400 paintings exhibited from artists all over Australia and well worth seeing.
I am in my studio today to also make a selection of 5 new pieces to take to Off the Slate Gallery in Willunga for the new exhibition that starts mid month.
I intend this week to get back to my spontaneous intuitive style which provides a lot of hit and miss but a whole lot of fun!

Give Me a Name
Painting size 12 x 15" or 30 x 38cm
This Owl painting I have just finished using a reference courtesy of Angeline from PMP. The attraction to paint it is was the eyes and for me I loved the beak, the feathers were a chance to play with lots of loose lovely strokes. I have no name for it yet which is really unusual as I always have a name before I start painting. If you have any suggestions please leave me a comment.





7 comments:

  1. beautiful owl eyes - I love this Lorraine - as for a name, I'm hopeless, the scientific name for the eagle owl is bubo bubo though which I think is lovely!

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    1. Glad you like this one Sharon, thanks for the scientific name is sounds rather arty too!

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  2. He is a looker, Lorraine! This is done so well, and is so compelling. I like his beak, too! I can think of Night Hawk as a name, but I do like bubo bubo too!

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    1. Thanks Terry, by doing these type of paintings from photos that I did not shoot it is making me observe better and striving to achieve some likeness on the paper so it is all a good thing to improve techniques. I think I really like the Bubo Bubo for a name too

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  3. Those eyes are piercing! Good luck

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  4. Hi Polly thanks for leaving your nice comment. This was a fun piece to do and made me use different applications for a change

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  5. He now has a name "Wisdom" thanks for suggestions - this one came off fb friend and I like its simplicity

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