Friday, May 22, 2009

seashells by the seashore

I love being surrounded by beauty and I love being inspired by whats around me. This is what I felt when I created this painting.It brings so much more meaning into the painting rather than coming from a head space. These paintings are a commission to go into a 'posh' lounge room as the English family call it! 2 canvas's with drawings, ink, acrylic paint and crocheted shells. I enjoyed search the beach for these shells and tried to spot ones that already had holes in them.

All the collected shells that I picked up made their way into a lovely bowl...and went along with the paintings.

I delivered this creative bundle last weekend to Toowoomba and whilst we were there we went to our nieces 1st birthday. As a gift I decided to do an event painting and got everyone at the party to contribute to Ava's painting. Everyone painted a heart. I had a ball, the kids really got into it...some where a little disappointed they couldn't paint more, some adults where a little reluctant but it all came together in the end.

Some of the hearts have love coming out of them, others reminders of juicy strawberries...lots of special energy in this painting. A special keepsake for a darling girl.


Jo Wholohan said...

this is stunning Nic, love the colours ones I often neglect using :)) love the hearts too, so cute!!! xx

Serena said...

these paintings are beautiful! loved the painted hearts idea too.

Anonymous said...

This really looks like you had fun with it. And i'm sure it will be well loved.

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous paintings Nic, I love the dimension that the shells give to them.