Monday, 24 February 2014

Magnolia Triptych

Magnolia Triptych underway in my Studio
I am midway through a two week holiday, arranged to witness my niece Eliza marrying her sweetheart on Valentine's Day and for a short stint in Canberra to see a map exhibition called "Terra Incognita" at the National Library.  The wedding was sensational and it was great to see friends and family, some visiting from afar.  The map exhibit was amazing too and we bought the book to enjoy at our leisure.

Home at last now, with time to get started on a painting for a lady I work with.  Magnolias hold special meaning for her and this one is a Western Australian Magnolia Grandiflora.  Thus we needed a big painting!  The problem was:  how to fit substrates for such a big painting in my small car?  The solution?  Create a triptych with three smaller panels!  Genius!

Monday, 3 February 2014


Today I enrolled in a Fine Arts degree course.  My Timetable is now organised, my life set in stone for the next twelve months.  I've also enrolled in a workshop aiding those who have not studied for a while (me).  I'm looking forward to study tips and don't hesitate to take advantage of student help in whatever shape it takes.

I enrolled alongside those with multi-coloured hair, bicycle helmets and nose rings.  I feel very ordinary amongst them all, however I know with certainty that my art sets me apart!

The University is set amongst native gardens and is a pleasure to be in.  I have found a library and student hub.  More discoveries to be made I am sure!  Looking forward to my first semester!