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Father’s Day–First Sunday in September, in Australia. September 5, 2021…

Today the 5 September, 2021, we Celebrate Father’s Day.

Every Year, First week in September on the Sunday, is Father’s Day in Australia. The Greatest Men on this Earth, both Present and Have Been… Let us Celebrate and Be Grateful for Our Father’s, Without them we Would not be here, Celebrating this Momentous and Great DAY…

Why do we Celebrate Father’s Day?, in Australia?–We celebrate Father’s day to celebrate the Fatherhood, on a Specific day, in Australia, the First Sunday in September.

It is the First week of Spring, and This day is Celebrated Yearly, to show that the Status of a Father in Our society, and to Appreciate and celebrate Fatherhood, in Australia. ( information on, Father’s day, Australia, 2021… )

When is Father’s day, and Why is it Differently Celebrated, around the World?–2021 Father’s day falls on the, 5 September 2021, and Next year the date will be, The 4 September , 2022.

Australia is one of Four countries that Celebrates Father’s day, First Sunday in September. The other Countries are New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinee.

The explanation is that from The News reports on Father’s Day from the United States, Is that Australia, decided to make it a Tradition in Australia too.

Instead of waiting A year to, Celebrate, it was Reinstated later in the Calendar year, Taken from the United states, in the similar season. ( By Angus Kidman, 21 June, 2021. )

How many Children, do Fathers have in Australia?–Statistically in Australia, most Fathers have Two children, (over 40% of Fathers do. ) One third of these fathers became, Fathers between the Ages of 25-30 Years of Age.

Father’s day in Australia–Time and Date?–There are suggestions that Father’s day, may have Originated in Pagan Sun worship. Some parts of Paganism, see the Sun as the Father of the Universe.

In Australia, Father’s Day is, Celebrated First Sunday of September. In other Countries the Third Sunday of June, which is Close to the June Solistice.

The idea of a Special day to Honor Fathers, and to Celebrate their Fatherhood was introduced, Initially in the United States, Of America.

Father’s day in Australia, 2021 and Beyond?–Yes, in Australia, Father’s day, is In place to Coincide with The Spring’s Birthdate.

This card I made In Remembrance of OUR Father, on Father’s Day. OUR, Father is In Heaven…

Spring Father’s Day, 2021. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

This is the Excellent Opportunity to Celebrate in Nature with Family Membersf and Friends. To Buy customized Father’s day Gifts, like Fishing, camping and Sporting items. Giving Father’s gifts, is an Important part of Father’s day, in Australia

Father’s day Facts– ( In the, Interflora Australia? ),–There are over 4.6 million Fathers in Australia.

In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd, decided to Create an Official Father’s day. After listening to Anna Jarvis ( An American, who Created Mother’s day ). Dodd, was a Believer in Father’s day, because her Father William Jackson Smart, raised his Six children, Alone.

Dodd’s, suggestion was the Father’s day to be on Her Fathers Birthday, On the 5 June 1909. However, the First Father’s day was Celebrated on the, Third Sunday in June, 19 June, 1910.

On the First Sunday in September in Australia, we Celebrate the Love and Dedication of Fathers, Step–Fathers, Guardians, Father-in-laws, Uncles and Grandfathers. We Thank them, for being Our Teacher, Carer, Friend and Role model.

The Traditional flower of Father’s day is a Rose. Red roses are for Living Fathers. White Roses are for Fathers who Have Died.

Every year in Australia, $1.36 billion is Spent on Mothers’ day and $660 million on Father’s day.

Nature Trivia–Do you Know?– That it is the Father–Sea Horse, Whom carries the Eggs and Gives birth, to Their Babies. ( in the, For Teachers, for students, 2021. )

In concluding this Blog, We Must all Celebrate Greatly this Day, which is Truly Great and Momentous, always Has been and Always will be, on this Earth…

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How did the Pandemic impact Your Art practice in, 2020?

In this Blog, How did the Pandemic impact Your Art Practice, in 2020, we note what Artists Say, and Feel, changed their Art Lives and Art Creating. We stay tuned in to this Big problem of Covid19, and see if we can See evidence of any Good Outcomes, for all Art Creative Artists? Think if Art has a place in this Pandemic, and if Yes, Why? I am placing Two, Art Creations, I made for this Blog, I thought Art, that is Colorful and New is always, a pleasure to Look At, for many Reasons.

The Pandemic Crisis affected Artists in many specific ways. Artists had to endure Art Shows being cancelled, Studio space becoming Unaffordable and Art Creativity slowing Right down. The Worry, stress and The grief, that made Navigating, this New Normal Way, of Being, as Individuals, Unbelievable.

In the Art bound Podcast episode, Balancing Art and Life, the Artists Kuzanna Ogg and Monique Crime, shared their secrets to staying Art creative during the Pandemic, and how they Balanced their Art Creating time, with all their other Responsibilities. Crime, said that it was wise to process the Pandemic Experience by Art Creating, or through Photorealist work. Ogg, said that Art Creating can be in many Art forms. it can be in the Way you dedicate time and Resources in many Other areas, in your Life, on a daily basis. In the form of, Art Creating, or Food Presentation? ( in the, Artist’s Network, 2021 )

Written by Vanessa Childers, 2021. During the Time of Covid19, A lot of our Concerns and feelings came to the surface, Through our Daily lives. It was, All about the Now and What, in the Future? It is in the Action of Art Creating, that We have, the power to Keep us Focused in our Lives, and in Our Personalities.

As you attempt to Art Create during this Covid19, time, you discover what other Artists fight with in their lives, to Stay Sane. This is the Power you need, to Face your fears and to examine yourself, and to Try to work out, how to Repair, your Life and Move Forward in your life…By facing Our Fears, hopefully we, Feel less Alone?

  • Its A Struggle–Therese R, Feels like an Imposter, and An Undeserving person. Priscilla M, says it is Anger that drives her to make Art. It is her way, to cope, and to deal with the Difficult situations in Her life. Laurie L, says that Online videos, Studying Art, Workshops, make her Feel confident and focused on What she is doing. In the process she feels Knowledgeable.
  • Why Bother?–For Victor C, the Thing is to Recognize his thought patterns, to Accept them, and to Work through, and to reach a Positive Outcome, To the Problem.
  • What Others Think?–Cheyenne G, says, You need to put Yourself first, find what Makes you Happy and Do it. Erika H, thinks, that if you Art Create Authentically, then Someone, will find Your Art Creations.
  • Muscling through–Iris G, feels sometimes Fear is paralyzing, it stops you Art Creating or Art Communicating. The thought of Rejection, of what You Art Create is a real thought. Ends, Regardless of how You feel, You must Stay on course, and Keep on Being and Doing.
  • Finding Perspective–Kelsey B, says she asks her friends for Opinions on her Art Creations. Marilyn K, goes to the Modern Art Museum, gets Inspired, Heads home, and Art Creates, very Happily. Yuki, thinks, to Stay humble and Continue to keep Learning, Regardless of Your Circumstances. Suzanne F, says, that you Must let go of your Ego, and Accept criticism, because it Rewards Our Lives, in the End.
  • Fighting Perfection–Remember not all Art you Create, will be Amazing. So You need to keep Art Creating, to the Best of Your Ability, Sarah B. Susan F, You must Immerse Yourself in the process, Enjoy it thoroughly and Hope for the Best Outcomes. Anastasia G, thinks if you Never, Make Mistakes, how can You Learn to Succeed, Greatly?
  • Keep Going–Kate S, Imposter, Syndrome, is Common in Peoples, thoughts. Keep Your Head down, and Art Create. Carmen S, says, that doing, More Art, Strengthens your Artistic, Muscles.
  • Go with the Flow–Dottie T, Candice M, and Anne S, Basically all Say, Start and Excellence will, Follow your Work… You will Also, make a lot of Newer Friends, in Your Daily, Art Practicing.

We Are Family. Mixed Media. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

In Time and Place. Mixed Media Collage. Marie. Crimi. 2021…

How to Use Instagram, to take Control of Your Art Career?

6–Instagram Tips For Artists

  • Present your Work in context–Instagram is different from A Website, its Messier and more engaging. Instagram helps the viewer, feel that They are in Your studio.
  • Keep in Mind, that Your followers are there to Learn from You–think Posts as Mini-tutorials, which Lead people Step by step, in the process.
  • Note that Hashtags, are Recent and Excellent. Have 5–7 Hashtags per post. Hashtags should be Relevant to your Work and in Proportion, to your Art Account.
  • Post at the time of Day, when Your followers are Online–Usually, 7am – 9am, and 7pm to 9pm. These are the Best Times…
  • Vertical Images, have the best Record, for Engagement–Square images, are the best Performing, Photos.
  • Remember Instagram, should be A Tool, Not An Addiction. If You Feel Overwhelmed, take a break. Keep your phone, out of your Art Studio. Just do, Whatever else you need to do, to Take control of Your Art Business. ( in the, Art Business, by Artists Network Staff )

Videos–How to Post on Instagram

In conclusion to this Blog, How did the Pandemic Impact Your Art Practice in, 2020. We can say Badly, especially as an Artist, Sales slowed right down, and Artists were impacted in too many ways. The Best advice given to Art Creatives, was to Keep on Making Art Creations, because Art Gives Artists, and People the Power to Circumvent most Problems, in their Personal and Career Lives. Also the Greatest Advice is that Art Creating, eventually leads You to Excellent situations, and Outcomes in Your Personal and Career Lives. Most HIGHLY, Art Creating will Alleviate, LONELINESS, For the Individual, through Interacting on Online Platforms, like Videos, and Virtual Online–Social Interactions. Which are Covid19, SAFE…. Art Creating also Gives You something, amazing to Do, any time, in which way You choose. It can lead You to new ways of Doing things, and too New Friends.

Remember to Social Distance, Stay Safe and too be Productive within Reason.. Be Happy, Be Safe. Remember, to Share if You found this Blog Interesting, or Educational. If You have any comment to make, or Question to ask, please feel Free to be in Touch. Thanking You.

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A4, mixed media. made on acid free watercolor paper. have used, Acrylics, watercolors and markers.

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On Native Australian Flowers, and My Art Creation.

Today I am aiming to bring to you all the important information on the Western Australian Wild Flower, The Red and Green Kangaroo Paw. These natives are unique and beautiful to Western Australia. I have chosen this wild flower because it appeals to me, especially, and then I will be proceeding in the  Art Creation, of the native flower I have chosen,  the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw.  Hopefully this Art creation, is a beautiful representation of one of the Iconic native flowers, of Western Australia. I am planning to use, Acrylic Paints, fine liner texture, and to finish the painting, in hard and soft pastels.

I will be giving the, information, on the Western Australian Native Flowers. Some questions I try and answer, are why the Native plants and Wild Flowers appeal to people, in Australia and in other countries, and who have, and are the Australian Artists who paint these unique and beautiful flowers? Most importantly are these native flowers sold, and to whom and why?.

Australia has the Largest Floral Show On Earth. The wild flower collection in Western Australia, has more than 12,000 species, over 60%  are not found anywhere else in the world. These wild flowers colour the landscapes in Australia, from the Coast to the Forests and the Cities, to the Australian Outback. The six month flowering season begins in the North of Western Australia, in June and July on the wide plains of the Pilbara, Goldfield and the Coral Coast, where the vibrant blooms contrast with the sandy, earth, rugged Canyons and the Turquoise sea. By September, the flowering season has moved south and reached Perth’s Botanical gardens, Nature reserves and National parks, finishing with a profusion in October and November, that  dazzle the spectator with, colour, abundance and sheer diversity in shape and size. Through the Forests and Coastal regions, of the Southwest of Western Australia.  David  Attenborough, wrote that in the Southwest Region of Western Australia there are 400 species of the Native Orchids, which make up 10%  of the 25,000 Orchid species that are out in the world. ( Information all, in the Wildflowers of Western Australia ).

Anne Hayes ( FL. 2010 – )  http://annehayes.com.au/index.html. Paints Australian Wild Flowers since 2010, and paints the wild flowers in watercolours. Her Native plants and Wild Flower Water colours, are in collections in Australia and Overseas.

Patricia Weeks, (2018 – – of Alice Springs, Central Australia, Australia),  is a Wild Flower and Australian Native Plant and Australian Outback , Landscape Artist. Weeks Oil paintings are in Collections in Australia and Overseas.

Alison Marjorie Ashby – (1901 – 1987), was an Australian Botanical Artist and Plant Collector.

It may seem that Australian Native and Wildflowers are difficult to buy. No it is easy to buy Australian, Natives and Wildflowers from on line leading florists. The best place to shop online for Native Plants, is ( Finder.com.au ) who specializes in Australian Natives. The Top Florists export and deliver Native Australian Plants, both in Australia and Overseas. people buy the Australian Natives because they have a long shelf life, unique, unusual and beautiful. The flowers are a conversation opener, and this also makes the flowers a great selling point.

The following photo shows, the watercolour paper collage, I have prepared to start of the process in my Native Flower creation. I have used the Mont Marte–Silver Series, Light green to paint over the card coloured cut outs, which I glued onto the watercolour paper.

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In this next step, I plan to draw firstly in HB Dark Lead pencil, from a free photo search on the Internet, of a West Australian native flowers. I will then trace over this line, with a fine line texture, so that it will be easier to see the picture, and to work on the, painting, through to the completion stage.

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I have chosen the West Australian Kangaroo Paw. The Red and Green Kangaroo Paws, are a West Australian Icon. It is only found in the South West of West Australia.  Kangaroo Paws are an unscented flower, they are not insect pollinated. They usually grow between ten or more hairy flowers, that open one at a time and these can be seen unfolding from August to October (winter to spring). This plant should not be treated as a perennial , it does not attract bees or birds, but it grows well in sandy soils, growing to a height to two metres. The Kangaroo Paw was proclaimed the Floral Emblem of West Australia in 1960. It is classed and protected and is seen on uniforms and vehicles of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. (This, Information was found, in the Wildflowers of West Australia.com)

The following photo shows the drawing, I have done, and, then outlined in Black fine liner texture, which makes the picture easy to see, and work on, in the next stage of the painting.

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In the following article by Aine Divine, her ideas and creative processes are exactly the steps which I use, to create my unique mixed media, collage, and art creations. I thought I would give you a view into her creative process and art work. In my case, I use Wild Flowers  of Western Australia, and Aine Divine paints flowers.

Aine Divine (in the Artist Palette), says that she finds inspiration in the what is out there daily, to create bold and beautiful artworks. Aine says that flowers are a subject, that are perfectly suited to mixed media. In which shapes and colours are expressed, through mixed media,  the flowers, are then filled, with life and energy. The joy of mixed media, collage is when you initially make a start, and are willing to experiment, with colours and papers, you are then bound to create a painting, that is unique, original each time, you attempt to make a painting.

The top tip Aine gives, is to apply a shady colour, underpainting, with a large brush, in all directions, and to not be to precious with getting a perfect result. Then instantly you should see, a great result. Then you can draw and continue to complete a painting, that will be full of atmosphere, colour and be a creative art, master painting. I can relate to Aine Divine’s ideas because I work in exactly the same style, and use similar art technique. Before coming across this article that Aine Divine wrote, I had not seen an explanation, that referred to exactly in the way I worked, in this particular, art creation style. The power of the written word?

The following photo is the start of the Acrylic painting.  I have used the colours Burnt umber for the trees and for the colour of the soil, that is around the Kangaroo paws. The colours of the Kangaroo Paw I have used are, Scarlet, light green, black and for the whites on the tree trucks, I have used Titanium white. The next stage is to continue in the hard and soft pastels, to complete, the mixed media, collage painting.

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This is the completed mixed media, collage, I have Art Created of the Western Australian, Red and Green Kangaroo Paw, which is the Icon, for the State of Western Australia.

The Red and Green Kangaroo Paw of Western Australia, By Marie C, 2018.

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I am adding a mixed media, collage painting on Native Plants, that I put in an exhibition earlier, this year 2018.

Bansksias, Bottlebrush, Grevilleas, Native Plants, Of Australia, By Marie C, 2018.

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Thank you for visiting my site, and I hope you enjoyed my sharing today. I look forward to seeing you all, in the next Blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY VERSION--on a Seascape, Art Creation.

MY VERSION–On A Seascape, Art Creation

This is a prepared A3 Collaged–Watercolour paper, which has been painted over, with Mont Marte –Silver Series Acrylic Paints.  These are the Acrylic paints, I prefer to use for all my work. On this collaged paper, I  will draw a Seascape picture.

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To draw the Seascape picture, I used a Dark black HB lead pencil. I found this picture on the internet, in, for free photos search on Seascapes, landscapes in Australia search.

When I drew this picture, in HB pencil, the drawing was very light, in the outline  I then used a fine liner texture, to reinforce the outline of the drawing. This  makes it easy to work on the next stage, in the painting of the Seascape

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To start the painting of the seascape, I used the acrylic Mont Marte,  Raw umber, which is a slight darker, lighter brown colour. This is my favourite brown colour, I use this colour in most of my paintings. It is my favourite colour because it is a light colour and  a happy colour, and it is very easy to mix with other colours, like oranges, yellows and black. In conclusion, it gives good texture in my artwork creations. I think the colour is pleasant, to look at, in  finished paintings.

I painted the mountains in the background of the painting, and the rocks, pebbles, and the trees on the right side of the painting, in the Raw umber. Later in the process, these trees I will be painting in greens.

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I used Titanium white to paint the suggestion of the sea waves, in the middle ground of the painting. I then painted in the sea, in Cobalt blue. This  blue, I use in my other landscape scenery paintings, and the colour is the magic colour in all the paintings I create. This colour, is also my favourite colour.

In A Marine Situation, Bombora—by Lance Ross . According to this article–the Artist says in order to paint the sea and waves well, you need to study the sea wave patterns, how the waves break , their translucency, and the way in which the wind blows its sea spray- -in which direction. As an Artist you also need to know, how sea storms affect, the sky and the sea shore. Lance Ross says, that as Seascape artists, we need to work on memorising the seascapes nature, completely, and then to transfer these images, onto paper or canvas, to give an accurate account of the sea scape as a whole area.  (From the Artists Palette, Art Magazine, p58).

In the next step, I will be painting the trees on the right side, of the painting  and the big trees, leaves , this tree is lying on the sea shore. The green colour I use for this is, Light green– semi matt.  I mix this colour with a tiny amount of raw umber, yellow or black, depending on the colour I need to use. These colours, give me the effective green colour I need to paint, the trees, and the leaves. I use this Green paint, mixed up in the green in combinations in nearly, every painting I paint.

I did, do some research on how to paint trees and their leaves, in the art magazine back issues, I could not find the information I was looking for. I tried to look in the U Tube search site, and I found: (Stay Creative Painting, Sept 25, 2014) . The demonstrator says you can use orange, red and yellow for leaf colours as well, as , like the different shades of greens, it all depends on the seasons. To start the painting of leaves, is to put in layers of tapping dark green on the first layer, and then second layer a lighter dark green. Just tapping  the colour to imply the leaves, randomly. You must be rough and random in the leaf area, with the paint, and use small brush strokes in specific areas only. To finish the trees, leaves, fill out, the leaf area, with very light green leaves.

In the next step I will need to work on the sea shore, and embellish the colour of the rocks. Then one step before completing the painting, I outline the tree, and mountains, in fine liner texture.

In the final stage of the seascape, I paint in the light path, the direction in which the sunlight moves across, the seascape.

Majestic Tree on The SEASHORE, By Marie C, 2018.

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I am including this painting that I put in an art exhibition in 2017, which has been created in the same way. The painting gives you an idea of the Unique Art Creations, I create.

Murray River Basin, NSW, Australia, By Marie C, 2017.

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Thank you for visiting my site, and I look forward to your comments and suggestions. See you all in my next Blog.

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Acrylics and Why?…

Initially I did not start my Art Journey in Acrylic Painting. No No, I started my Art Journey in Watercolour paints, and I used the Cotman, Artist Quality, Watercolour paints. The reason I chose these watercolour paints, was because I was new to art and I had read text on watercolours in the public  library, and I thought it would be a good medium for me to work in. I thought, I could just mix water to the colours, and it would be non toxic and easy to use, and clean up and pack up, after working on art all Day. When I actually went into the Jackson Art Store in my local area, and looked at the watercolour  brands in stock at the Jackson’s  store, I realised that watercolours were affordable , and there were so many excellent colours that did not need any Mixing. I was completely overtaken, I thought easy to use, to clean up, easy to store away,and portable as well… So Watercolours it Was. The watercolour paper I used was, Arches, Watercolour, Rough Paper, 300– GSM.

I joined an Art Gallery, where I paid a joining fee per year, to belong to. I could go into the gallery four times a week, for free and to sit and paint with other already accomplished Artists. who were already members. I would go into the gallery two times a week, and on the Saturdays go in to walk through the new art exhibitions every three weeks. This was always very interesting for me to walk through the Gallery, because being new to the art scene, I loved to check out what exhibiting artists, were creating in the art scene. I realised two things, one, that my work was unique in style and technique and secondly, that my work had merit and appeal too. Initially the artists who found fault with my art, were the artists who were trying to convince me that I needed art lessons, to be a better artist. Basically it was that the artists were greedy, they wanted to make money, from my newness, to the art scene. So I kept working on my art quietly and in 2015, I put two painting in a Christmas Exhibition, and I was told I had initially won prizes for both the paintings, I had put in to the exhibition. When I asked the important questions, as to why I was disqualified, I was told by  president of the art society, that something about the framing, not being professional enough, and that the work, was excellent…

Losing out on the big money prizes was not the problem, I got to be acknowledged that my work was of artist appeal and high quality. My sister was with me that moment, and she acknowledged, validated  that I had made progress in my art journey, and that to me was the biggest prize, I could have won. Which was the acknowledgement by my family member… that YES, I was a Great Artist as well. Yes I was right in thinking that I did not need, art classes, I could study, and accomplish high art creativity on my own merits…

Finally, Why I got into Acrylic Painting, I had been visiting  different art galleries for years and looking at paintings, and I realised that watercolour was not a popular medium, people that made art purchases, preferred to buy, Acrylics and Oil Paintings…

I thought I want to sell my creative art work and have my own unique art presence In the art world, therefore I will need to create Art Work that has the possibility of selling greatly.   I also thought, Acrylic painting colours are a lot more Brilliant than Watercolours. From this thought I decided, to read and investigate what Acrylic Paints and painting was about, and why people were buying this form of art creation?…

I read in texts and magazines about Acrylic Paints, and all of the materials said that Acrylics are good to use because, you can use them as watercolours, you can use them to look like oil painting. Acrylics are also non toxic,  and dry very quickly. Acrylics are durable, non yellowing and flexible. They resist aging, like cracking, thinning and wrinkling, in the art work. The colours are permanent, once dry you can not resurrect them. So the artist can build layers of colours, without removing, the before layers of colour.

Acrylic paints are a professional medium, to paint with, and Acrylics have a greater advantage over oil paints. Acrylics dry by the evaporation of water , whereas oils need time and air to dry, and this method takes weeks or months. With  the acrylics you can work at a faster pace and Acrylics are easier to use.

Acrylics are a newer medium, they are a unique medium all on their own, and are not associated with Contemporary or Abstract art.

My goal when using Acrylics, is to work at my own pace, and to use the colours, because they are  brilliant and easy to use, and they dry instantly. The end result is always a Masterpiece of Creative Art.

The reason I avoided Acrylics initially, was that Acrylics were an unknown medium to me, and I had no idea, what the cost was, to buy them. When I noticed artists work, and their work appeared brilliant in colours and texture, and It was hard to work out if the art work was acrylic paint or oils,  I was instantly attracted, to Acrylics.

I have been using Acrylics, since 2013. I enjoy working with Acrylics, because I love the brilliance of the colours , texture purposes, and the end result…

Since 2013 I have been painting in Acrylics. My Art Creations are, New, Unique and Masterpieces. I paint in the Impressionist Realist Style. I paint Australian subjects chosen by society members, in landscapes, Australian Native Plants, Countries I have visited in the world, people, and anything else that appeals to me at any time. I find all these ideas for paintings in photos I have, magazines, texts, newspapers, and from free photo, web searches on the internet.

I also go to as many exhibitions as I can, and check the art work out, for ideas and technique. This method also gives me courage to keep doing and improving on my art creations. Also it gives me great and excellent pleasure to realise that my work is sometimes a lot better, than what is out there in the Art World at any time. To be honest I think this feeling is that I have picked up, that each and every Artist Values and Appreciates their work greatly, above all others art works. I can understand this completely, because in general, it is the inner world of the artist that shows through their unique, and positive creations, and yes, we all acknowledge ourselves as great creators and doers in our lives. To end this discussion, I can honestly say we are doing and acting, in a natural way, completely. When we think like this, we can say, that we are truly normal and Blessed Indeed…

I would like to introduce you to the first two, steps in my Acrylic, Mixed Media, Collage, Art Creations, in this photo I have taken. The first step is the cutting out of shapes in coloured textured paper, and the photo shows, the wash of blue acrylic paint, painted over the top of the shapes.

I will continue the progress and explanation, of the painting in my next Blog. See you all there.