Monday, 17 August 2009
I made this necklace and earrings last week, the necklace is made from a vintage pendant and turquoise beads and antique gold chains, I may be far too romantic here but I think it looks like a something from Tudor times that went down with a ship and has been dredged up again...
My friend did get me these gorgeous sunflowers to cheer me up and they really did brighten my day...
Monday, 3 August 2009
Over the past few months I've been in contact with the lovely ladies from the Kingdom of Style, which was one of the first blogs I ever stumbled across, I've been an addict ever since and adore the their posts and individual style. I wanted to paint portraits of them so I asked Queen Marie and Queen Michelle to send me photos that they thought typically represented themselves. This is the result of one of the pictures Queen Marie sent.
I loved the unusual composition of her photo and the stunning mix of her red hair and emerald green coat, to see the original photo go here to where Queen Marie has written a very kind post about the painting. It was great to be involved in a project with such a lovely lady.
Thanks for working with me Queen Marie x
Thursday, 30 July 2009
I think tomorrow I'll team it with this other one I made a little while back and go for chain tassel overload.
Monday, 13 July 2009
There was another exhibition called simply 'Painting' and here I fell in love with Emily Wolfe's paintings. I would love to have 'Haunt' on my wall. They are so realistic and beautifully painted.
Haunt 2006 www.pageblackiegallery.co.nz
Lace Curtains 2000 www.pataka.org.nz
Sunrise 2004 www.theagencygallery.co.uk
I have a bit of a thing for paintings of windows especially with people looking out of them, when I announced to a friend I wanted to do a picture of a girl looking out of a window with net curtains a while ago, she pointed out that I had already done one like this of her when I was in college. I may just go and start that painting now....