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Paintings on display in Nov/Dec 2017

It is an exciting month ahead, with some new paintings going up at the Gypsy Tapas House restaurant in Fremantle!   Come on down from the 21st November to view, stop by and have a meal and enjoy the ambience.  It’s a fantastic spot for a good night out with friends, live music and fab tapas food!

I’ll have an abundance of paintings hanging there until 19th December about.

If you go in, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

Meanwhile here’s a few images of what you’ll see!

 

 

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Show off 13

Show off 13

This year’s City of Cockburn local artists exhibition “Show Off” – was again a really great night!  So lucky to be involved with this each year.  

I went with 3 cute paintings of some pretty little girls… my favourite subjects!  And they ALL sold within the first hour!  I was pretty stoked to say the least!

Check out all pretty girls out below ūüôā

Acrylic on canvas – “The flowerstarter”

 

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Acrylic on canvas – “chastity rose”

 

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Oils on canvas  – “The cat lady”

 

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Mini paintings for a mini give away!

Mini paintings for a mini give away!

I have begun a new series of miniature wave / beach paintings for an exciting give away!

With the first done as a warm up birthday gift for a friend, it was perfect to get me in the mood for the others!  I should have the 4 mini paintings completed in about a months, all ready for a fun give away on my Facebook and Instagram.

Stay tuned for more info and updates on the latest editions to this series of four paintings.  

Here’s what I’ve completed so far – ideas for titles are welcome!

 The first image is the  birthday gift,  just to warm things up!  ” Stormy bay”

 

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Still a little more to go with this one, mid-way progress shot and a more abstract feel.

 

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This one is just a big old close out ūüôā

 

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Commissions and Donations

Commissions and Donations

I’ve been having some great fun creating a few new pieces which I’m pleased to say turned out so awesome !

Using Oils on this piece was a bit of a head spin!  Normally painting in acrylics, I decided to commit fully to using oils this time, and was so glad that I did.  The results were brilliant – as you can see below!

Here it is titled “The glass tunnel” was a commission for a lovely friends birthday.  Roughly 6 feet long, it looked fantastic once hung – check it out!!  

 

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Here’s a mid-way shot of it in my studio.
 

 

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This next one was for the Fremantle Hockey Club’s quiz night. This time I stuck with acrylics, as it needed to be done quickly – and had about a week to get this one ready to hand over.  

Titled “The Free Doctor” – I am hoping it raised some much needed money on the night! 

 

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Trudy the space explorer 

Trudy the space explorer 

She’s going where no woman has been before! 

Don’t you wish you could just jump in your space ship and travel to an interesting  planet.

Imagine that,  Instagrams of the latest delicacies of Neptune,  Mars, and Uranus!? 😁 .   Maybe one of these days in the future huh! (like about a zillion !)

Meanwhile we watch on as Trudy checks out a new planet in the Delta quadrant.  (yep I’m a star trek nerd!) 

Trudy the space explorer
Trudy the space explorer

Beautiful Baby Bump

Beautiful Baby Bump

Hi Friends!

It has been a busy couple of months.  With a wonderful holiday to the United States and Canada in September, I then came back to a couple of commissions to start cracking on!

The first one kept me very busy with a request for a pencil drawing of a lovely friend who just happens to have the most amazing fit body for a pregnant lady, asked me to sketch her with baby bump included.

She works very very hard at keeping her body looking so sleek, but of course competing in a beauty pageant whilst pregnant probably was a good reason to keep on top of it all.

Her drawing came out a treat, and she loves it. Whew!  I combined a very detailed pencil drawing with some loose watercolour paint patterns around her.

For a friend.

 

City of Cockburn Show Off 12

City of Cockburn Show Off 12

The recent City of Cockburn Show Off 12 exhibition opened on Friday 8 April and is in full swing until 17 April 2016.

With over 57 local City of Cockburn Artists involved, and 150 different images to view, it’s always a really interesting night to be involved with.¬†It’s a great compilation of local talent here at the City of Cockburn.

As usual a very large crowd gathered for this annual event,  including myself and a few friends. We wandered around with beer and wine in hand, and were stunned by some of the amazing artworks on show.  From photography, sculptures, glassware, and paintings, it really is a broad spectrum of pieces on exhibit

Again I had 3 pictures involved, and I went with my tried and true style of ladies and one beach addition. ¬†I’m stoked to say two have sold at the time of writing this post, which is always a nice feeling to sell one¬†on the night!

Lots of wonderful art to be seen, with some very different pieces this year, instead of the normal landscape, flowers and abstracts.  (yay!)

WHERE:  Memorial Hall,

LOCATION:  Cnr of Carrington St & Rockingham Rds, Hamilton Hill,

WHEN:  Open until 17 April 2016

OPENING TIMES: 10am to 3pm Monday to Sunday.

Here’s some images from the night, and shots of my artworks in the event.

Complicated Thoughts – SOLD

This one sold on the night. Happy dance! #art #painting #perthartist #artwork #art #illustration #portrait

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Rainbow Glare – Still for sale – $300

Hidden Beach – SOLD

Another one sold, yay! #art #painting #perthartist #exhibition #showoff12 #cityofcockburn #oceanart #waves

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Great position of Rainbow Glare in the big sexy round room at Memorial Hall.

My Support Crew are awesome!

Millions of zoodles!

Millions of zoodles!

It’s been a fun couple of weeks, we had Australia Day happen, and I felt inspired to create a very cute doodle of a Quokka... a small marsupial animal only found on an island just off our coast. ¬†They are the cutest and happiest creatures on earth!

More doodles and sketches at my other website or instagram account @violetanddarby  www.violetanddarby.com.au

Bluff – Quobba Station Trip

Bluff – Quobba Station Trip

Another amazing holiday, spent up North of Perth. ¬†Warm weather, amazing snorkelling and fishing, and the scenery … so beautiful. ¬†Pity there wasn’t any surf… but I guess you can’t have it all!

Here’s the art and a few snippets of the place we stayed at.

Lily #munsters #pencil #yvonnedecarlo #sketch #doodle #drawing #doodlersanonymous #artwork

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Carry on being Fab #drawing #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #portrait #artwork #doodle #sketching #ideas #fab

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Art class – realism

Art class – realism

So decided it was time to head back to the Fremantle Arts Centre, and do an interesting art course.¬†¬† So with the company of a good friend, we go once a week for the next month or so, to attempt to be taught how to paint realistic styled paintings in OILS!¬† YES oils!!¬† I’m going to be giving it a go, and the first week, I wasn’t quite prepared for this medium so completed my first painting in acrylics… which as you can see didn’t turn out too badly.

My keys.

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car keys

 

 

Here is the following weeks work.. where we need to paint a small item in a gridded up area.. our first victim, a simple chicken egg!

This time I went with Oils, and had tonnes of fun re-familiarising myself with the medium!

 

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