Finalist at Emerging Artists Exhibition - South Perth Council Sept 2017
BEHIND THE BRUSH
After turning 50 I decided to try my hand at something new - so I located a photo I wanted to paint, bought a canvas, some acrylic paints and brushes, and began painting.
Mr Peli was my first attempt. At the time, I was impressed that the bird actually resembled a bird, although many have thought he is on water, not flying through the clouds as intended (artistic licence!)! I have learned a great deal since Mr Peli days - where I painted the bird first!! I continue to learn with weekly lessons, and allow myself occasional time-out at home to paint.
I really enjoy the process of layering the background, generating more depth to the picture. Painting gives me great joy. I love the sensation of zoning out into the moment – and then stepping away some time later to realise that something has been created.
First prize in the acrylic section of the 50th annual Beverly Art Show