Sunday, 28 July 2013

Up and Ready

Yesterday my husband Ian helped me take down all my wildlife portraits and replace them with "local subjects" in preparation for my Open Studio during the SALA Festival that runs right through August. I am open Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting this week 10am to 4pm. I cannot believe how many wild life animal portraits I have painted - I now have my own Zoo in Art!. I have been asked to do a one month exhibition during September in a winery about 60kms from where I live and I may just focus that exhibition on my animal faces. This is the last painting to go up on the wall yesterday - a mixed watermedia where I have used a variety of ink, watercolour and a touch a fluid acrylic on the hiding Egrets.
Summer Hideaway
57cm x 38cm

25 comments:

  1. Your watercolor is full of light, a true beautiful result of technical mix that you know handled with mastery.
    Good Luck for the exhibitions!

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  2. They are hiding, I looked at them big size and it's a lovely painting. Good look with everything. People will enjoy your work

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  3. Wow, love the egrets Lorraine! Do you have those out your window too? And what a wonderful color combination.

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    1. I do have Egrets to look out at the rivers edge in front of us often but mostly they are further down the river amongst the reeds or on the rocks

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  4. Wonderful painting, Lorraine. It has an air of discovery about it. I really want to see what's hiding in those bushes behind the egrets.

    Good luck with your open studios. I'm sure you will have a wonderful month.

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    1. Glad you like It Vandy, thanks for your good wishes too

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  5. Wow, Lorraine. This is just splendid. One of my favorites. Good luck with your show, and please keep us posted.

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    1. Pleased you like my latest experiment Terry, hope I will be posting about the festival if all goes well

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  6. Love this experiment!!! Congrats on being invited to exhibit at the winery too.

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    1. Thanks Joan, I am pleased to be given another opportunity to get my work out there

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  7. Beautiful complexity of colours and composition Lorraine.

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    1. Thanks Laura, had fun as you can tell

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  8. Dear Lorraine - this is gorgeous. I love your colors. Good luck with your exhibit. Hope to see more of your beautiful work. Take care and have a good week.

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    1. Pleased you like this Debbie, thanks for your good wishes

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  9. Gorgeous piece Lorraine, love the semi abstract feel to these!!

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    1. Hi Judith, thanks for your nice feedback, glad you like this

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  10. all the best with your open studio lorraine

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  11. Hi Lorraine, you have been so busy and I have missed so much of your work! I love the Orangutan below as well as the other chimp. Beautifully painted! Your latest piece is delightful and shows the fun you had working with the various media. I love the color and the hidden egrets. Best wishes for a successful exhibition!

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  12. Lovely to hear from you Celia, my studio door opens today for the first time to the public so fingers crossed

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  13. I just LOVE those gorgeous colourcombinations!

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  14. Dear Lorraine:) I'm sure your exhibition will be a great succes. Your paintings are so lovely, everyone will love them too. I hope you enjoy these days! The painting above is beautiful with powerful colors. Very nice! xx

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