I pulled out a canvas to rework and had a lot of fun painting this fellow above. Then in the afternoon I pulled out a linen board which was already worked on and I found this fellow in my Marks, so I worked on him and even got excited. Think I have found some of my spark again, which is great. Sorry I haven’t measurements yet.
I finally finished weaving my cloth for the coat I’ve got in mind. Hooray!! Next step is buying some lining. Then learning how to sew it all together I’ve a pretty good idea but need to learn about lining and collar, and making a pattern. I did make a pattern to fit with my first weave before and learnt how to shape the shoulder for this next time.
Im sorry I have neglected the blog I’ve been busy weaving for a coat. And seeing another artist smudging paint on his portraits, which was what I had in mind I lost heart with my portrait searching idea. I couldn’t bring myself to disfigure my work. I’ll share my weaving instead. But I have another idea brewing for my next painting 🙂 hopefully tomorrow.
Well I fused my two styles, but don’t know if it’s too successful. Maybe a bit too disembodied. But I have a few portraits to work with and I’m ready for my second go. Can’t wait till tomorrow when I can start on the one below
I added the arm myself because I didn’t want the next painting to be disembodied again. The pose was a lovely friends photo she took especially for me. I’m wanting to incorporate the two styles more than I have in the first.
as I Shared I felt I couldn’t paint for a long time. I have been given a portrait commission which I started yesterday, it can be finished a little more but I’m happy with the likeness. Feel I’m back on track.
I’ve also been painting some abstracts on paper with wax medium and oil paint which I have uploaded to bluethumb, link is on my homepage here. Except for this one not uploaded yet
You could knock me down with a feather late Saturday afternoon. Bluethumb had sold my newest painting. As you know by my last post it was the first painting in a Long time.
I have been spinning, weaving and knitting to distract me from feelings of inability to create. I have painted commission portraits for various clients but the wool work has re Kindled my creativity.
I’ve had so much fun with my wool crafting, that at last it’s helped bring me back to painting. I felt the familiar urge to paint last week and yesterday I got my wax and oils out and mixed up some colours and this is what appeared, a calming water scene with water reeds reaching upward. I have called it looking through Reaching up as that was going through my mind as I made my marks.
I have even put it up for sale on Bluethumb.
I just discovered that my wife’s winning painting, Barkley and Beyond which was acquired by the Pyrenees Shire Council when it won the inaugural year of the Avoca Art Show has been listed in the Victorian Collections website. https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5d4bb1e621ea6727d82edee7
#DawnLimArt #DawnLimArtist Nice one Dawn!
You can shop at https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/dawnlimartist
I have been trying to have my website linked to Facebook through an e-commerce site for a while but had a lot of problems. So Chai my husband has opened an Etsy shop. He still had problems connecting, until it clicked, I have 2 email addresses and they were in opposition. So we simply needed to update my Primary to the other.
Now I will be able to sell and take payments through Etsy and people can connect from the website or Facebook through the URL Etsy.com/au/shop/DawnLimartist which is on the front page of my website and Facebook artist page.
Next we will try to set up an Etsy shop front on Facebook now that problem is hopefully solved.