Mar 9, 2011

Sydney Scuttle

Sold! This little acrylic painting I did of sail boats on Sydney Harbour, was purchased by my friend who has had it beautifully framed. They look like waves in the frame ! I loved painting the little boats moving along racing each other on one of Sydney's stunning summer days. I'll have to paint another one, maybe on one of Sydney's stunning autumn days !

Mar 5, 2011

Devils Marbles - sculpture

This self-directed project in the first year of my Fine Arts course was selected for the student exhibition in the See Gallery at the Sydney Gallery School, Meadowbank. The sculpture, of 5 individual pieces, was inspired by the Devils Marbles in central Australia and constructed out of polystyrene foam, cardboard, PVA glue, paperbark and pins. This beautiful paperbark covering came from my own paperbark trees and reveal the magnificent colour of the natural environment. I've just finished working on an abstract wooden variation of this sculpture, which I might post about soon.

Mar 4, 2011

Leura - watercolour

This A4 size watercolour was inspired by a quaint little house in Leura, located in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Not far from the shopping centre, it attracted my eye and I felt compelled to capture its homely feel. 

Horses - watercolour

 These horses were painted in watercolour to show they are often gentle and soft creatures.

Horses are the dolphins of the plains, the spirits of the wind; yet we sit astride them for the sake of being well-groomed, whereas they could have all the desire in the world to bolt, but instead, they adjust their speed and grace, only to please us, never to displease.
~Lauren Salerno