Monday, March 26, 2007

Painting - 'She saw her Thoughts'

'She saw her Thoughts'
acrylic on canvas
30.5 by 40.6 cm

I had a really enjoyable sunday this weekend when my lovely friend Carmel visited and we had a painting day! We chatted lots about art and we must do this again soon Carmel!!! It was really nice to have real company than just me and my radio painting away lol. Please visit Carmel's blog to see the painting she painted for her friend in Ireland! Love the angel's wings, hearts and moon, Carmel! Oh and I will get you the cake recipe. Give me a day or 2...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Painting - Judge and Jury (Putting ego away)

Judge and Jury (Putting Ego Away)

acrylic on canvas

30.5 by 40.6 cm

I having having such a fun weekend, just playing with paints. Even got around to creating a new banner for my other blog - My Heart's Song (now updated). However, unsure about how to do it here lol. So for now, this is going to be banner-less :oP

Hope everyone is enjoying their sundays. :o)

Few hours later... okay this is driving me crazy... if anyone knows how to get rid of the space under the banner... please helpppp.... :o)

Some atcs created with paints.......

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Some stamping at last

I finally found my way to some green pepper press stamps , purchased months ago. This was such a fun project. The cover and back were coated with textured paste, then stamped with some patterned foam stamps. It was then painted over with verdigris and rust paint, and then an activator which caused the rust reaction.

The insides of the booklet was painted with white and some teal coloured paints, even stamped with those metal alphabet punches. Burnt umber paint was painted over the punched words until it got into the cracks, then wiped out using some scrap paper. The edges were painted with more rust paint and activator.

The back however is my absolute favourite. It is very textural. I am thinking of getting some square canvases and having this effect all over them! maybe i'll get to that next weekend. This weekend is almost over... i'm off work tomorrow though. I have jury duty YAYYY!!! lol

Saturday, March 10, 2007

If Only

The Imposter
acrylic on canvas
30.5 by 40.6 cm
After 3 incredibly chaotic weeks, pouring my heart out in paints seemed like the only way to diffuse all sense and senseless-ness. I come to the world where nothing matters and nothing is so important that anyone would have to compromise how they are.
Lately all kinds of ideas/ stories to paint have been appearing. I leave a little notepad by my bedside in case this brain decides to hurl out an idea. For although it can come up with ideas, somehow it fails to remember them.
it's strange that i have never painted in this way before because now it seems like this is the way it has always been and should always be. Burnt colours, silent haunting worlds, frozen people whose function are to tell their secret stories to the seer.
I have a new blog located at It has a few cool functions to add that links up to amazon.

If Only
oil pastels on canvas

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Painting - (IF- 'Hide' - Going away from here)

' Away from here'
acrylic on canvas
30.5 by 40.6 cm