Sunday, 16 June 2013

Paints Packed Away

I have just had time to complete these two paintings and now have packed away all my brushes and paints as my new studio gets its last bit of the rebuild starting tomorrow. I hope to be back painting again by the end of the week fingers crossed. I will post some photos of the studio too as soon as it is complete. I am very excited as I will be able to hang up a lot of my work which always inspires me when I am painting. Bonus to all of this is that my son who is doing this part of my studio work will be staying for a few days and will bring my daughter in law and my lovely grand daughter who turned one on Saturday with him so I will get some quality time with them. Hooray!
Blackberry Jam
Painting size 15" x 11"
I typed up this recipe for blackberry jam and printed it on Bockingford inkjet watercolour paper, glued it in place and smudged the writing a bit to help it look settled in and then painted the berries and branch over the top.
Thistles and Thorns
Painting size 15" x 22














Building on my experimenting last week I created this half sheet painting. I visualised as I painted the creek bed full of these thistles I had seen recently and really enjoyed this piece as basically these are weeds yet they were exciting to create with all the bits and pieces that hang off them, perfect for using texture applications.

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  1. Oh what a lovely few days you will have. Love the idea of the sort of collage come painting.

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    1. Yes Polly cannot wait, my family are on their way

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  2. Lorraine, what a simply wonderful idea to include a recipe with your berries - brilliant. Love how you included the branch and berries to incorporate, too. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product studio. I'm green with envy. Enjoy the family time.

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    1. Thanks Terry, so much to look forward to this week

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  3. I really like both of these pieces! And congrats on getting a new studio and having granddaughter time, to boot!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rhonda and leaving your lovely comment

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  4. Such good news Lorraine. I think it is worth not painting 5-6 days if the reward in the end is a new studio !! Love your works here , and the recipe together with your gorgeous berries.

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    1. I think so too Jane, really looking forward to seeing my studio finished I have waited some time for this

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  5. How wonderful to be getting a new studio, and to have your family visiting as well. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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  6. Enjoy the break Lorraine. You've been working really hard recently and you deserve the break with your lovely family especially that little grand daughter of yours. Both of these are fab but love the wildness of Thistles and Thorns best.

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Laura now you are back from your break. Thanks for saying you like the Thistles and Thorns - it is my current favourite

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  7. Hello Lorraine:) What a nice idea with the recipe, looks beautiful! Both paintings are very nice. I wish you a lovely time with your family. Do enjoy!

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  8. Great idea for the recipe Lorraine! I always love your experimenting. You sure got a couple winners completed before your little break!

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    1. You know me Sherry I love to experiment

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  9. Both of these are beautifully textured. Nicely done!!!

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  10. These are beautifully done, Lorraine.. I admire your gusto.. I'm such a stick in the mud.... but you inspire me to do more.
    We want pics of your new studio !!!

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    1. I do love to experiment Barbra so glad you like these, studio walls all complete just painting to go and its finished Hooray!

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  11. Dear Lorraine - beautiful work as always. I am just catching up from being gone for a few days. Hope you enjoy your family and it sounds so exciting about your studio - I will be back to see your photos. In the meantime have fun with that granddaughter of yours!

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    1. Thanks for catching up and stopping by Debbie hard work over now, hanging starts tomorrow and then my studio is complete, had fabulous family time too

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  12. Must have missed this one Lorraine, how exciting for you to be sorting out your new studio.. love both these btw, the colours in the thistles are brilliant and I love the creative idea of your blackberry jam!!

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    1. Glad you did catch up as I appreciate your feedback n my paintings especially when I experiment and wonder if It works, the studio will be finished b tomorrow so will be posting some photos soon

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