What is a Tuck Shop? It is Aussie for a Canteen.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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                                     Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 110,  Robert Motherwell 1971

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Maya Lin, Wave Field, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Who is Banksy?

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I like the sound of this artist -he is anonymous -no one has seen him execute these random acts of graffiti art! His work has been seen all over Manhattan and the other boroughs.  Here is an article about Banksy from the New York Times.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

New York City Urban Sketchers Group

If you are interested in joining the New York City Urban Sketchers Group, here is the link to join:

Go to http://nyc.urbansketchers.org

TED Talk on Creativity by Amy Tan

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Amy Sillman, Ich Auch, Oil on Canvas, 2009

Sunday, September 29, 2013

In the News

Crucifixion by Michelangelo

The Morgan Library and Museum is going to make it's entire collection of drawings available online.  This is an excellent piece of news! It would be great to be able to access drawings by such wonderful artists like Durer and Michelangelo. Link to article here.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inspirational Blog

I just came across this blog called TheFreshExchangeBlog.com. I liked her blog post called "Go and Do." I started following her on Pinterest because I like the artwork that she always posts.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Brett Whiteley, Self Portrait in Studio, 1976, Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Outsider Artist -Clementine Hunter

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Clementine Hunter, Canasta Players, mid 1960s, Oil on Rigid Pasteboard

 I came across this article about Clementine Hunter in the New York Times Travel section. Clementine Hunter was an outsider artist who grew up on a slave plantation. In her lifetime, she painted over 10,000 pieces of artwork and painted on everything she could get her hands on, for example, discarded wood remnants. She lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here is the link to the article.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Daily Routines

I came across this inspiring and motivating article from brain pickings.org about how to recreate daily routines. It's not about waiting for something to happen, you need to make it happen every day. I liked one of the quotes " A small daily task, be it really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules." Here is the book from which the quote came from. Here is the article.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Eric Fischl, “Saint Barts Ralph’s 70th,” Oil on Canvas 2009

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Painting

I just recently finished a painting of an Australian lolly called Jaffas. They are orange flavoured chocolate on the inside and orange coloured on the outside.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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George Baselitz, The Brücke Chorus, 1983 Oil on canvas

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Fairfield Porter, Jimmy and Liz, Oil on Canvas, 1963

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Judith Geher, First Blush, Oil and Graphite on Wood Panel, 2012

Friday, March 1, 2013

Australian Snack: Chokito

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A Chokito is a chocolate covered chocolate bar containing caramel fudge with crisped rice.  They have since changed the look and logo since I last ate one.  I remember the tagline for the advertisements were "Chokito gets you going."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Jeffrey Smart, Quinces by the Sea, Watercolour

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Commissioned Portrait

At the request of a good friends' husband, I was commissioned to paint their 2 sons and their dog for his wife's birthday. I had it completed awhile back and my friend was very happy with what I had accomplished.  Here is the finished product:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My Chocolate Painting

I had painted this painting awhile back and forgot to post it on here.  One of things I miss about Australia is it's chocolate! And these three that I have painted are my favorites: Pollywaffle, Violet Crumble,  and Picnic. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Books I love: Drawing from the City

I bought this beautiful handmade art book for Dh's birthday. It is called Drawing from the City by Tejubehan. If you want to view more pages, go here.
The book is truly exquisite! I love the fact it's all in black and white and the story is about the writer's life rising from an impoverished childhood in Mumbai to adulthood marrying her husband, who is also her creative partner. Pretty cool!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

George Bellows Exhibition at Metropolitan Museum

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George Bellows, "Emma and her Chidren," Oil on Canvas, 1923

I went to the Metropolitan Museum the other day and saw the wonderful George Bellows exhibition. I truly was blown away! I had really only known George Bellows through his boxing paintings but he had also painted beautiful landscapes, city scenes and portraits. He painted from his life at the time. It was one of the best exhibitions I had seen in a long time. If you get the chance, go and take a look. It closes on February 18, 2013.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Henri Matisse, Still Life with Oysters, 1940 Oil on Canvas

* Currently there is a Matisse exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Article on Sherwood Anderson about art and life

Saw this inspirational article from brainpickings.org about Sherwood Anderson who wrote a letter to his son about painting and art and life. See the article here.  The article comes from a book called Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to their Children by Dorie McCollough Lawson. One of my favorite quotes from the article is: "It’s what you feel about it, what it means to you."

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A New Painting by me!

I decided to paint something that was greatly influenced by one of my all time favorite artists -Richard Diebenkorn.. I painted from a photo that I took and it's a figurative/abstraction piece.