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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

ARGH !! DON'T U JUST HATE THAT !!!!!

I was on a real roll yesterday... Ok I know my block was because of the texture on the canvas.... ummm its not really my thing I would rather use tissue ... but coz I started it with that texture I wanted to finish it and see what would happen.... and where it would go ??

But .... when Hubby got home last night I asked his opinion on what he thought.....

OMG WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT WHAT OTHERS THINK ??? .... YES YOU GUESSED IT ..... HIS FACE WENT ALL TWISTED AND HE DIDNT SAY ANYTHING...... HE WAS TRYING THOUGH....LOL HE HATED IT........OH HE LIKE THE COLOURS..HEHE BUT THAT WAS IT !!!!

SO where does that leave me ?? do I keep on keeping on ..... its funny really coz I don't normally worry what others think... but when it comes to Hubby .... I don't know??? is it because I trust him ?? or ...... Oh who knows......

So I am asking you guys ????? do I carry on with this one do you want to see where it can go or like Hubby do you think its not worth finishing ??

Can't wait to see what next ???? Please help me out ??

In anticipation ...... Cheers Donna

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

shading shading shading ......






Heres the last 3 shots of this painting still shading the hills etc... but thought I would post this just to let you see where I am up to .... cheers Donna :-)

base colours done....


just done some base colours..... heaps to go.... cheers D :-)

2 on the Go !!

Howdee folks howzit goin !! sorry I was meant to update you with pickies on some new paintings .... but havn't touched any brushes for a few days ...Soooo unlike me !!!..... but never mind !! I'M BACK AND ROARING TO GO !! so check back in this avo to see where I'm up to !!

This 1st painting I started ages agoe and had a bit of a block so just stopped and left it.... it has 2d tissue rope and also heaps of modeling clay texture..... so I have decided to pick it up again and have a play with different types of texture.... so not sure how its gonna go but.... I am goin to have some fun with this one.....



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This 2nd photo is two canvas's , they have been tissued with several layers of tissue, and gessoed which is using a primer (undercoat),the 1st one has been gessoed and has had its 1st layer of gold base coat applied the 2nd canvas has just been gessoed and I am waiting for it to dry then will apply the 1st gold base coat....


See ya this avo !! cheers D :-)

Sunday, February 25, 2007

What a week I have had ???

How can you go from such a high at school camp to such a low at work ??

Well I did that last week..... I dont know .... being away camping with Nature and the plain honesty of kids made me take a look at Life from a different perspective......

So the day after camp ....I went to work with a Great Attitude to get heaps done like I always do .... and after 5 minutes working with a new boss ...I realised that life was far to short to take C...P FROM ANYONE SO YOU GUESSED IT I LEFT !! YES YOU DID HEAR ME RIGHT I GAVE MY NOTICE THEN AND THERE AND WENT HOME !!

STILL IN SHOCK !! hehe

I dont think running away is the answer and that is not what I did... have worked for this company for over 11yrs.... I did email and speak to bigger managers here and at head office so hopefully they can make it a better place for the other remaining staff....and they have asked me to take back my notice etc..... they have been great !! but you know what...... over the weekend I have realised that LIFE IS JUST TOO DAMN SHORT !!!!

So anyway with that off my chest ..... onwards and upwards I say .... you guys dont want to hear all this stuff you just want to see where I am going next so have I got a treat for you !!!

Just about to start a new painting...... I will go and take a pickie of the canvas !! keep tuned later today for an update.... hey and by the way thanks for checking up on me !!

Smiles ALWAYS DONNA :-D

I'm Back !!


' A RAY OF LIGHT '

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School Camp ROCKED !!! OH man did I forget the fun you have when away with 28 11 and 12yr olds !!!!



Now back to reality !! heres the finished product of this painting. ( INSPIRED BY BANKS PENISULA) SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND. heaps more paintings coming of around Taylors Mistake and Godly Head !!

cheers D :-)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

School Camp !!

Thought I would let you guys know that ...... hmmmmm I'm goin on SCHOOL CAMP !!

YES PURE BLISS hehe camping with (28 )11 and 12yr olds....
Actually I am really looking forward to it.... we will be rock climbing ,Kyaking...... (oops hope I got the spelling right there hehe) heaps of fun stuff !!! and you know what I might even get a few photo shots of the landscapes and seascapes ....for my art lol... yea I know always thinkin about painting A ??

Funny really ..... that my daughter still wants me around.... especially on school camp ?? so while I am not totally outcast yet ..... thought I would go!!

So give me till Friday to get over camp and hopefully I will be back with my finished painting and a new one underway !!

Wish me luck guys !!!
Oh and have a good wk yourselves !! stay safe !!

cheers Donna :-)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

WHATS DIFFERENT ?? LOL YES TRUE TO FORM ... I HAVE....

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Howdy everyone !! ....well I'm back !! I really need to try and update you guys everyday but lately its been a madhouse around here !! and I havnt had a lot of time for painting !!


BUGGAR !! half an hour here 20 minutes there !! I hate that coz when I get on a roll I could paint for 10hrs straight so this 20 mins here and there is really frustrating !!......


Anyway .....So this is whats happening now.... I removed the Harakeke Plant from the middle of the painting... I dont know it just didnt work for me !! ... so its gone hehe....


I really liked the sun beam through the middle of the landscape so thats where I am up to ..... just playing at the mo with the size of the sun rays .... and shadeing .... of the hills and water... I have done some colour on the Cabbage Trees ... but ummm still not convinced so will live with it while I play with the sun, hills and water..... ???


so take a look at the photo and see what ya think ??? Please remember this is far from finished now .... still " A WORK IN PROGRESS "

Hey thanks for stopping by talk soon ...

Cheers Donna :-)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hi ya all .... Yes I am still here ....

Hi all yes I am still here ...hehe been a bit quiet this week had a full on week with work and kids athletics and touch rugby... but I have today to potter have changed this painting around a wee bit and I will take some pickies later on today and post them on here for you to have a wee sticky.... so till later today ........ seeya :-) cheers D

Sunday, February 11, 2007

LOL WELL GUESS WHAT ... TRUE TO FORM





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LOL .... You Guessed it ..... I have been looking at this painting all day and You know what ...ummmm its just not finished !!!! and I hate the black behind the tree... so I have taken the landscape behind the tree... I think I like the landscape behind the tree... so will work more on the shadeing over the next couple of days and I think I will add some more Harakeke plants in ... I don't know .... ummmmm oh we'll see wont we...... keep tuned in to see WHAT NEXT !! LOL cheers Donna :-)




I'm back ......


UNTITLED AS YET
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OOPS LOOKS LIKE I HAVE CHOPPED OFF PART OF THE CABBAGE TREE WHEN CROPPING THIS PHOTO SORRY ?? hehe

Sorry everyone .... seem to haven taken some time to get back to you !!

So here is where I am up to with this painting.... pretty much finished it but need to change some colouring behind the cabbage tree..... thats what I will be working on today... oh and need to name it also....I have based this painting on the hills around Banks Peninsula.

CHEERS DONNA :-)














Sunday, February 04, 2007

started some of the 2ding ! still need to sort out...

Hey here remember still have to paint the 2d.... and shade the hills... and still have some more 2ding to add to this painting... but this will give you a little idea on what I have in store for this painting.....

Keep tuned in to see where I am goin with this...

Cheers Donna :-)
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Friday, February 02, 2007

Base colours finished.......But Still gotta ....

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Please remember that this is a Work in Progress so is in the early stages of being done !! this is just really the skeleton at this stage......


Hi again.. been a busy wee beaver today..... and I have finished the base colours of the water,sky and hills, still have loads of shading .... when I am happy with the shading then I will start on the areas I am going to build up with 2d tissue Rope....
Till tommorw nite nite cheers D :-)

SOMETHING NEW ???

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX !! THATS WHAT I WANT TO DO !!
I was told about a year agoe from a very talenet artist to go wild and think ouside the box... not to set limits on myself....
Do you know how hard that is.... we never do that in life do we ?? I dont know we stay in our safety zones.....then the other day I aquired this really funky painting from a Artist friend Rachel Burrell, it is of a wave like hill with a bike going over the top so I now have it on the wall
where I paint..... when I look at it ... it makes me think ..... think outside of the box !!!
Sorry I am really blathering !!! hehe.... so this next painting for me is a bit different....
I have been telling myself that I am no good on water scenes or beach scenes so have been far
to scared to try them so ..... here goes .... it will still have all my texture and 2d tissue rope etc... but will have water through the middle as in a beachy sort of scene.... here are some of the early picks of what I have done so far.... keep tuned as it has a lot more detail and 2d to go !!!
Hey Thanks for looking in on me .... Have a nice day :-)

Contract Signed Ya Ya !!

GOLD DUST

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WHEN LEAVES FALL

I am so suspicious !!

I am so suspicious ...its not funny.... when ever I get contacted from a gallery or in this case a company to use some of my paintings in there new catalogue I always think its a prank !!

I dont know ..... I keep getting surprised that someone likes my work enough I suppose !! to put in their Gallery or in this case use in their add campaign !!
Anyway the contract was signed and the paintings went up on Tuesday for the photo shoot yesterday and hopefully I will get my work back today !! In the end they took two paintings but not the Mt Cook one as it was too blue !! they wanted more of the rustic warmer colours so these are the two that they have used. It will be a few months I think b4 the catalogue will be out but when it is I will post here some of the pickies for you to check out !!

Cheers Donna :-)


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