Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Week Beginning 27th October
Last weeks efforts paid off as I finished off a whooping 8 paintings in 2 days, 10 paintings in total for the week. My pick is going to be this kaka, Rata & Toi Toi.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Week beginning 20th October
I only managed to finish 3 paintings this week but having said that I have had about another 8 on the go at the same time so should hopefully have heaps finished next week. Think I'll pick the Bellbird this week as its only the second Bellbird I've done and I just love the colouration of them.

Week Beginning 13th October
2 landscapes, a Saddleback, a fantail and a Pukeko from which I have chosen the Fantail.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Week Beginning 6th October
6 paintings done this week including a colaborated artwork of "Pania of the Reef" (Napiers love-forlorn maiden) - my mothers sketch/idea and my painting skills combined. It would have been my pic of the week but i cant seem to take a good photo of it! So have been left with second best - yet another of my Pukeko artworks.

Week Beginning 29th September
4 artworks done this week my choice is this one which I titled "Golden Horizons" which was a different colour pallette to what I'm usually used to.

Week Beginning the 22nd September
2 Tui's, a fantail and another pukeko with babies is what I completed painting this week. Hard to make a choice as nothing really stands out and grabs me but if I have to choice it'll be this one with a Tui, flax and Koru's.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Week Beginning 15th September
I completed 6 paintings and a small framed coloured pencil piece this week. The coloured pencil and one of the paintings (a harrier for my dad) were birthday gifts. As I foolishly didnt photograph the artworks I did as gifts then my choice has to be this Saddleback.

Week Beginning 8th September
Out of the 5 paintings I completed this week my pick is another one of my Pukeko artworks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Week Beginning 1st September
This is my first atempt at Frangapanis and I was very pleased with the result. I think they teamed well with the vibrancy of the Pukeko, sand and sea which is why this is my pick of the week from the 5 paintings I completed this week.

Week Beginning 25th August
I finished 5 paintings this week. One of which was a 92x31cm commission... the biggest painting I have done this year after concentrating mostly on the smaller "gift size" artworks I've been selling steadily. My pick this week is this Tui - a bit different from my other tui painting as the entire background is black and white. I chose this one as I like the contrast between the vibrant kowhai flower and the Tui against the monotone background.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Week Beginning 18th August
This weeks pick is the Fantail. Only 4 completed this week.

Week Beginning 11th August
This Saddleback and Bone Carvings is my pick out of the 6 I finished this week. I'm really liking the bone carving motifs so will probably do some more paintings with these.

Week Beginning 4th August
2 Pukekos, 2 Tuis and a Kakapo done this week. My pic of the week? Pukeko, flax & Nikau... I love the vibrant colours of this.

Week Beginning 28th July
Only 4 done this week, 2 of which were commissions. I have chosen one of the commissions as my favourite this week.

Week Beginning 21st July
My choice this week from the 5 completed this week is this Tui on a Kowhai branch.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Week Beginning 14th July

5 completed this week. My pic this week? "Our Land, Our Glory II"

Week Beginning 7th July
Seven paintings completed this week including a Kokako, Saddleback and New Zealand Falcon. My favourite this week though is the Saddleback on Flax... I just love the colouring of the New Zealand Saddleback.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Week Beginning the 23rd June
I managed to finish a whooping 11 paintings this week! Some I had started the previous week but I still thought it was a good effort. I managed to finish all my paintings for the One Size Fits All exhibition at Thornton Gallery which I am proud of. I have chosen one of the paintings I completed for it, which is one from my "Moonlight Bay" series.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Week Beginning 17th June
I have been busy busy busy this last week and next week is going to be just as busy! I am working on some pieces for an exhibition, several comissions, a piece for an "artswap" as well as all my regular sales (and they seem to be selling as fast as I can paint them lately!)
I have picked this as one as my favourite. I have done several similar to this and they have all seemed to prove pretty popular. This particular one will be going to Thorton gallery in Hamilton for their "One Size fits all" exhibition next month.... for more info visit http://www.thortongallery.co.nz/

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Week Beginning 9th June
Tough decission! I have at least 2 favourites this week but have decided to choose this one because I just adore the way Mitre Peak looks in paintings. I completed 8 paintings this week... 2 Tui's, 2 Pukeko's, a Kaka, a Morepork, a Kokako and the Wood Pigeon, not to mention all the Toi Toi, Rata, Nikau, Pohutukawa, Cabbage Tree and of course the infamous Mitre Peak that adorned the backdrops!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Week Beginning 2nd June
5 Paintings done this week. Being a holiday on Monday only left me with 4 days of painting this week. I resureacted a painting from last month making it more appealing, reinvented some old ideas and basically painted nothing overly exciting but later on in the week did come up with some great ideas so will hopefully have something a bit more exciting to showcase next week. I have chosen this painting "Swamp Dwellers" to due to its public appeal. This and others I have done along a similar vain have seem to be very popular though personally not my favourites.
Week Beginning 26th May 2008
I completed 4 pieces this week. 3 out of 4 with a heavy focus on Native NZ birds after browsing through a book on Maori Bird Lore... a Tui, a Bellbird and a Kakapo. I know have heaps of inspiration for more paintings after looking through this book so am looking foward to doing some different species of New Zealand birds. My Favourite this week though has got to be the Bellbird and kaka beaks.