Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang 101.6 x 101.6cm
Signed on the front
I have fallen in love with Nelson Bay thanks to some truly special friends. It has provided me with endless inspiration. One of my favourite new discoveries was a hidden tucked away piece of paradise…Zenith Beach. The beauty there was staggering. In order to replicate some of the texture I saw, I threw paint all over the canvas as a base layer, squishing and pulling the paint with paper and glad wrap, giving the whole canvas undulations, blobs and creases.
This is a reworking of an old painting. I always loved the colours of this painting and so never wanted to change that, but after a recent foray into art using stickers, I was inspired to create an impressionistic version of it and I just love it. Requires stretching or framing.
121.7 x 121.7cm Acrylic on stretched canvas (may have slight warp)
I absolutely fell in love with Little Beach at Nelson Bay. The tranquility of it would leave even the most stressed out soul at peace. I also love the crazy antics of the pelicans. Somehow they are so graceful and majestic and awkward at the same time. They supply an endless source of entertainment and artistic inspiration. 20 x 20cm
We went on a family adventure in the last holidays and discovered a peaceful oasis at Casuarina. I fell in love with the serenity of this place, I loved the mixture of the long white beach beside this gorgeous tree lined board walk. It was the perfect place to walk and read. To make this painting I started off with an abstract splattering of paint with impasto. It required lots of throwing and flicking of paint, then an overlay of a variety of textures to create a base of texture which I then developed.
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.