Tuesday, February 3, 2009

This is where my good friend Gina had her wedding, the Mission Estate Winery. It was one of the hottest days on record, 37 degrees, but it was all so beautifully perfect. It used to be a monastery years ago but has now been converted into a winery and restaurant. Was so good catching up with friends I hadn't seen for years and meeting some people that just lived down the road. It is funny with some people how it doesn't matter how much time goes by between visits it always feels like yesterday.


Anyway back to work, here are two nearly completed paintings...

I am not sure about the colours of the things on wheels... so I will do a bit of work on these before adding them to my etsy shop. The colours look better in real life then they seem to on my screen and there are a few details that you don't really see here either.

This is the first one I did in its wholeness, I posted bits of it in my last post. I have added bits and changed the girls face. There is also a few more details I will add to it before I will call it finished.

I am going to do a series of these during February, two a week or something like that (I find it good to set little goals like that to work towards). I have enjoyed the different processes and trying new tools and methods in making these. I like the smoothness of the paint doing it this way rather then using a roller/brayer. I find it has an easier surface to add pencil drawings and lines, also the stamps come out better.

Thank you for all your kind comments and emails since I have been back, I hope you have a good Tuesday...

8 comments:

Brenda said...

I love your two new paintings, really gorgeous.

JuliaRose said...

I just love your latest girls...the colours are so soft and mellow and pretty...the shades you use are really individual to you...loooove the pictures, the ladder going right up, the strange bulb? shapes and the long arms, and the textures of the caps/clothing...wonderful!..
I hope you dont mind but I have nominated you for the MArie Antoinette REAL person award...see my blog for details...as I so enjoy reading about your life in N.Z......xx

Melissa said...

Beautiful Paintings :)

Carine b said...

Just a girl who has a gold brush and a magic pen...those colours are fantastic & so warm...Ilove your work & it's always a pleasure to be here...See you soon with your poetic girls...

oksana said...

Hello Katherine! Thank you for your post. Your paintings are just unbelivieble beautiful and heartfelt. And the colors are very soft and delicate.
Yes I am going to try tranfers again. The problem is that here in Spain I can not find the Golden gel medium (I read that it is very good), so I used another brand. But I think I just need more practicing. It is very important to dry the image well.

Michele Maule said...

Oh I love these!
I like the little pod like things with all the little dots and lines!
Lovely colors too :)

gryphon said...

I love your good ideas. I think they add depth and interest to your girls without taking anything away from them. Will be keen to see how the one you're working on will finish up. :)

Dada's place said...

I love your paintings! Your charming girls look so peaceful and content! I want that expression on my face, too! :)
The colors are beautiful!