Monday, November 14, 2011

Combining my two favourite pictures to create something new

male in blue, with pencil drawing of woman in blue
After finishing my male in blue artwork piece, i decided that i absolutely loved the blue paint splattered color theme in the background!

Wanting to then try out the next Asencio artwork piece, i decided to try out the same background for a matching female to don the walls in my newly finished family room at home.

So i made a start, graphing and pencilling in the woman on my canvas sheet.
original pencil drawing of woman in blue

Then i started to pull out the blue paints, and then the reds and yellows and a splatter of saphire too.
male in blue, framed, with partially completed woman in blue

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Sunday, October 16, 2011


semi nude reclining, in red, framed.

Armed with a few henry asencio artwork pieces to inspire me, we headed down to shoreham.....

Well all 14 of us headed off to shoreham, most with scrapbooking supplies to keep them busy, whereas i packed up my brushes, paints and easels and with a handful of henry asencio paintings to inspire me, i headed off on camp.

check out this post to see my drafts, my finished artwork and the paintings completed by the few adventurous that picked up a brush for the first time.

I managed to finish off a handful of A3 size artwork pieces as well as finishing off the main artwork piece i wanted for my bedroom- the semi-nude reclining- my pencil draft can be seen here.
I started with my tried and tested flamenco style dancer....

Woman in Red dress, and Woman in red dress dancing.

then i commenced work on the main artwork piece once i was sufficiently limbered up....

And then on the last morning of the retreat, i worked on a fine looking young man with abs to kill. lol

Working on male in blue

I even found the time to let a few of the girls have a play with my paints, coaxing them nicely to be adventureous and they did extremely well ...
vicki with her flamenco dancer.

Sherryn with her aspendale sunset
Anne with her aspendale beach scene
Overall, the retreat was fantastic- plenty of wine, food galore, games played and so much crafting was done by all in attendance, and now the clock ticks down to the next retreat in March 2012.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Swan lake (donated to charity function)
In May 2011 we headed off to Shoreham to a Craft Weekend Retreat. Most of the ladies in attendance scrapbooked to their heart's content, and i got to paint all weekend after i purchased a little desk easel, so i wasn't off in the corner all by myself.

During the weekend, I and painted and drafted a few more ballet paintings to keep me busy ( and to replace the one above that was sold recently at the market) and more exciting, i had a few volunteers who posed for portrait practice.

Sandy, seated. (gifted to Sandy)
Sandy was one of the first to brave the cold weather in the name of art- as it is winter here in Australia in May.

The rest of the weekend i tried my luck at painting animals- cats and dogs belonging to the other ladies at the craft retreat.
The women were so excited to be gifted the finished products to take home with them.

Duchess (gifted to my niece Amy)

Bella (Gifted to Sarah)

Sandy's mate (gifted to Sandy)

Brewster the pup (Gifted to Peter)