Summer Cocktail and what inspired my return to relief artwork on wood

This bold, bright and colourful artwork marks a return to my creating mixed media relief artwork on wood. Following a break of about two years, during which I researched and explored other techniques and a variety of painting skills and media I was -quite unexpectedly- inspired by some ceramic sculptural plant pots.

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Happy Toucans Table Top

One of my favourite projects to date! This was a custom order [actually for my daughter as she was decorating her balcony in preparation for summer and she wanted something colourful to complement her tropical plants, which she is partial to. So, I decided to create a tropical-themed table top for her verandah table. This made me so happy!

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Punching Resistance in the face and getting back on track

So I just got done scraping my new artwork after pyrographing it and cleaning up my workspace in readiness to start my favourite part of the process – painting! However, I find myself needing to pause a minute before I dive headlong into colouring and happily lose myself in it – hoping this isn’t another ploy being used by Resistance to stop me…and I’ve had a lot of Resistance to contend with in the last few months.

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My Journey and Inspiration into Relief Artwork using Pyrography

For my next post I had wanted to write about my rug, or rather wall hanging, ‘Agas’ as a follow-on from my previous post. But to properly do so I really need to go back to the beginning when I first began learning pyrography relief artwork. Continue reading “My Journey and Inspiration into Relief Artwork using Pyrography”

Artwork: A Minoan Offering

The art of the ancient Minoan civilization has long held a deep fascination for me and so I present my latest artwork ‘A Minoan Offering‘, 91 x 91 cms, created using mixed media on wood with pyrograph, featuring a characteristic Minoan woman making a symbolic offering to the horse.

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