Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Using My travel Images

On our recent Queensland month caravan holiday we took between my husband and I quite a number of images. I photographed some unusual things never knowing where they might come in handy. Our first stop from leaving home was at Loxton in the Riverland of South Australia where there is a fabulous historical village filled with much memorabilia. There were a few pegboards with lots of taps attached and I used one of these in this painting. I started with no drawing just intrigued whether I could get an old feel to the brass. Feeling pleased I thought how about adding a bird on top but I had not left enough room and this can happen when going straight in with paint and not a lot of planning. Not giving up I added some old pipe and then looked through Ian's images as I knew he captured a lovely Blue Wren skitting around on the ground when we visited Dubbo Zoo a week later.The background was designed last.
Tap Dancing
425gsm Saunders Waterford CP Paper
Unframed size 28.5cm x 38cm
 

9 comments:

  1. Aww, I love the wren Lorraine. What a great solution to your space dilemma.

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    1. Thanks Sherry, lucky I had space on the right, probably works better too

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  2. The wren is beautiful. You are incredibly innovative!

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    1. Thanks Terry, painting is just one part of the process and these days sometimes the easiest, most time is taken trying to be innovative

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  3. Love the look to the brass on the tap. Great job incorporating the wren into the painting. Well done!

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  4. Hi Lorraine,
    Your painting is lovely - the wren is so sweet. I wanted to thank you for your comment on my chickadee. For once, trying a new background idea worked!
    Kathryn

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  5. This is really sweet and I love the originality of the subject , great idea to put a little bird on the tap !

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  6. The image is beautiful, but it's also the way you painted it that enhances the whole composition.

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  7. Gorgeous and the subject matter is just perfect. It tells a story and that really makes a wonderful painting. Have a great day.

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