I had this concept sometime ago, and would love to take it to fruition. In bronze I think. large, big enough for kids to climb over, and robust for the seasons to come. On this Anzac day, in our Australian autumn, when leaves fall - it seems right to return to this concept.
I've never sold any of my work, and only just recently I have started putting it out there, testing the waters. It's a big move, and kind of terrifying for me. I took it a step further this weekend and I took my artwork to a market for the first time this Sunday just past, including some new paintings, like those above, as well as my first other cards. I sold a couple of cards, but no paintings. It was a good learning experience, and I got a lot of positive feedback, but I don't think it was the right place to sell my paintings. I probably need to focus on the tourist market if I want to sell stuff on this island.
Meanwhile I have listed the two paintings on Artfinder, along with about 20 others. I also have had four different card types printed, including the two cards below which will be available through Etsy pretty soon!
know selling art is always going to be a difficult game, but I need to fund my painting somehow...(art materials don't come cheap!) so, I'm getting my art selling experiment on the move, paintings, cards, and photos available in a few different venues and we will just have to see what happens.
For any of you pro's out there, feel free to impart whatever wisdom you have!
I was invited to join in an instagram meet up this weekend, as part of world tourism day. A group of us went round Norfolk Island taking photos and posting to instagram as part of the #Helloworldrelay. I thought I'd post some of the images from the day for you to see :) Or you could just go check out my instagram account.
A paper nest of leaves, inspired by the autumn/winter leaves of the oaks trees.
I am in full swing with my fine art degree and painting has taken a back seat for a few weeks as I have grappled with my first creative assignment. Here are some images of the results of the weeks excercises. The task has been to take a cardboard box and experiment with it, experiment with texture, with ways of pulling it apart and using it for something else.
The sky turned it all on yesterday evening. It was quite a show, subtle, inky and beautiful, with blushes of pink, and touches of yellow, and soft reflections in the low tide.
It is providing plenty of inspiration for painting...now I just need the time to get back in the studio. Unfortunately, with the end of my 3 year olds naps, my 2hours a day of painting has vanished...so I now need another solution, hence the increase in photographs, and the decrease in painting on Strongsoutherly. I'm still slowly getting half an hour in here and there, but it isn't the same as that decent regular time.
In the meantime...I will keep taking photos of this beautiful place I have the fortune to live in.