Artists Blog: My Inspiration and the Challenge it Brings
Works in Progress: My Inspiration and the Challenge it Brings. Just a note to let you know what I’m working on at the moment.
This painting was driven from an upcoming exhibition at Waikino, on the way to the Coromandel in New Zealand. So I thought that I would take the opportunity to work on some coastal scenes.
The first painting ‘West Coast Surf in Resin’ in the dark blues and greens is finished in four layers of resin. I have done this painting a few times before and they have all sold really well. The picture is of an inner wave. I have been experimenting with resin so thought it would be nice to capture the water in the resin to give it that nice sheen. I love water and it was a real challenge to capture all of the droplets. See the link above if you would like some more information on this painting.
The second painting is of my mum with my two boys and is titled ‘Grandmother’s Love’. We had a trip to Mount Maunganui and mum took them for a stroll down to the water. A special day and one that will be treasured for years to come. I have recently painted a few people and like the challenge of getting them to look just right. It’s a special piece!
Vibrant Cathedral Cove:
The third painting ‘Vibrant Cathedral Cove’ is a painting that I have done a few times now and have produced one square original and one print. I thought that I should paint this in a circle (currently on trend I think). I enjoyed the challenge of including some people on the beach. It is a beautiful beach that you can only access by walking or boating to it – truly magical!
Until next time:
I feel that my technique has improved alot and it is taking less time to get the image to look how I want it to – so happy in that respect.
Unfortunately these pieces didn’t sell at the recent exhibition – so now the hunt is on to find a suitable home for two of the pieces and of course they will be available through my website. ‘Grandmother’s Love’ is going to my mum for her birthday and I hope she will enjoy it for many years to come.
Thanks for taking the time to view my blog – if you would like any further information on these pieces or any other art information please get in contact or comment below.
As I am always experimenting I’d love to know what style of painting you think I should try next?
With thanks and kindest regards Kirsten