50.8 x 50.8cm
Mixed media on canvas
Last week we spent a couple of days in the blue mountains with family. We stayed in this amazing place called Silvermere. It was so spectacularly tranquil, surrounded by beautiful gardens and this lovely fish pond. One night I went for a walk and just sat on the deck praying and was overcome by the most tremendous peace. The peace that surpasses all understanding. I was reminded to focus on Him and everything can wash away as unimportant.
Waterlillies of Silvermere.
I Choose Joy
This year has been tough, no bones about it, it is what it is. That is ok, it is life: I have hurt, I have grieved, I have mourned what has been lost, I have struggled, I have fought, I have succeeded and I have failed.
I now need to chose daily to put it behind me, focus on what is good and what is lovely, and enjoy the adventures to come rather than the difficulties that have passed.
I am back to colour 🙂
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. ” Philippians 4 :8
Acrylic on Canvas
121.9 x 121.9cm
Recently I went on a retreat to an Abbey in Jaberrro and as I sat in the quiet of the Abbey and reflected, I was struck by the beauty that surrounded me. There was so much to inspire and fill the spirit that I started to draw, and as I did I was captured by the journal that I was drawing in. It was etched leather in such beautiful detail, it was captivating. This is a reflection of that journal and the intricacies of it.
I have drawn and painted it using pens, shellac and acrylic paint. It has a very raw a rustic effect. I hoped to duplicate the worn, rough, imperfect journal cover as I felt this added to its beauty.
Mixed media on canvas sheet (requires framing)
3 Panels of 37.5 x 48 cm
We have 2 amazing passionfruit vines at our place, they are such a part of our home you get used to seeing them and take them for granted.
This year as I walked past, to get to my front door, as I do everyday, I was struck by the complexity and beauty of the flower.
They are so intricate, so colourful, designed by the great designer.
I was fascinated and had to paint it.
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 x 4cm
A Place of Rest
I really wanted to try something different, play painting.
This is a mixed media piece, where I took myself back to high school and played with paper and impasto and just had fun with it. There is something so relaxing about not necessarily knowing where you are going with a piece of art, but just seeing what happens.
This painting has great texture and character.
Mixed media (ink, acrylic and paper) on canvas sheet (will require framing).
37cm x 47cm
A Moment Without Colour
Do you ever have those times where life has been challenging, you are recovering from a grief, loss or difficulty, life is good but you still carry the loss with you? I feel that way.
We know it is life. We know it happens, but we need time. Lots of time, lots of space to fill the gaps, to swap the bad for the good, to turn the tide. It will happen.
Mixed media on canvas
61cm x 61cm
This one is titled Grief.
The loss of a dream, a hope, direction, the loss of peace, the struggle with forgiveness: how do I deal with this? How do I let go? How do I have hope?
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
121.9 x 121.9cm
Oil on Canvas
Things have been tough but I am working through all the challenges in life, trying to find my way through the mud and floods, but I am again finding peace, through the grace of God.
After a visit to The Entrance to spend time with a great group of friends, and seeing the divine beauty of the area, I was inspired to paint a couple of quick and restful pieces.
Oil on canvas: still wet 🙂
61cm x 50.8cm