but .... in the meantime .... sorry guys hehe cant find what I have done with the finished photo ?? mmmmmm so will wait till tomorrow and take another photo of it and will take a photo of the painting I started today ...
and will post both tomorrow !!
Have a good day ? or night wherever you may be in our big wide world that we share ?? :)
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Posted by Donna Steel at Sunday, May 27, 2007
Ok now mmmmmm where were we ... oh thats here we go.......
This canvas is 1000mm x 200mm and I have used a mixture of different textures ... as I said B4 I am mixing things up at the mo and just having some fun !!! so there is a Tissue Textured Base for the Background with Fibreglass matting !! The Fibreglass matting gives the most AWESOME TEXTURE !!!
Click on the images to see a closer look and check out the texture of the individual fibres !!! mmmm I Just Love the texture it gives !!
Ok so this 1st photo is with underpainting done .... mmmm
This is the final painting just got to sort out a Title !!
Posted by Donna Steel at Sunday, May 27, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Well have been playing around with Molding Paste !! and having heaps of fun !!
Hopefully these paintings I am doing at the moment will be on display at my
Solo Exhibition in October !!
My eldest daughter is off to High School next year and we have been busy running around checking out different schools....... one of the classes we went into was classics ... and I thought ooooooo so it got me thinking ....... so" Classics " colours etc... are the inspirations behind this painting.....
Remember to click on the photos to see more detail !!
Posted by Donna Steel at Friday, May 25, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Posted by Donna Steel at Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Hi there !!
Here are some of my first shots !! with my new camera !!
I have always wanted a good camera for as long as I could remember...so on thursday I finally got one and these are some of the first photos I have taken .....
The trees are those trees I was telling you about .... dont you agree with me they almost look like they are alive...... mmmmm..... as I said b4 wouldnt be surprised if they come alive and dance together at night lol....
The photo of the trunk with all the grafitie on it ..... caught my eye as if you look closely you will see love hearts and what looks like a butterfly carved into it( but I think maybe initials) ... but also the natzi sign... it struck me as mmm a beautiful old old tree in a beautiful loving kids park with (love and hate )together... mmmm it made me think of society as we know it !! sad really ....
Then I found these beautiful flowers.......
CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM !
Posted by Donna Steel at Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
He he when I feel energetic and want to do some extra exercise I love to bike and when I do There is this awesome bike path that I ride through and everytime I do I say to myself I should bring my camera here coz the Trees are Amazing !! they look like they have faces and eyes and personalities !!!... You know what.....??...... it wouldnt surprise me if in the middle of the night they came alive and danced and chattered together ...... here I took some pickies of them today what do ya think ??
Argggh for some reason blogger wont let me add photos so ... am gonna head of for beddiebyes and will load in the morning !!
Yawn !!!! :0 :0 till tomorrow look after yourselves talk soon cheers D
Posted by Donna Steel at Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Hi everybody well I am in Heaven just BOUGHT MYSELF A NEW 10.1 MP CAMERA WOOHOOOOOOOOO !!! KEEP POSTED FOR SOME AWESOME PICKIES !!! BOY CANT WAIT TO TAKE PHOTOS OF MY WORK WITH A GOOD CAMERA THEN PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE DETAIL AND COLOUR BETTER !!!!
WAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOO OMG I AM NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO SLEEP TONIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :0 :) :0
TALK TOMORROW NITE NITE :) :)
Posted by Donna Steel at Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
I love being my own boss !!! but do you know what I do hate !!! YES YOU GOT IT PAPER WORK !!!
I am not the most organised person in the world.... I'm sure it drives Hubby round the Bend ! hehe ... as he has a place for everything and knows where everything is... mmm well so do I ...sort of .... mmmm my art draw ... or one of the art draws.... heheh
I always start out with good intentions !! you know staple all my receipts togethere etc... but then after a while it is open the draw throw them in and get to them later !!
WELL LATER HAS ARRIVED ..... so if you dont here from me for a day or so don't worry I
suppose I will be burried in paper !! lol
Talk soon cheers Donna :)
Posted by Donna Steel at Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
" I made it "
Acrylic Mixed Media
200mm x 200m
$65.00 NZ Dollars
Click here to purchase Painting
This Painting is the 1st in this Series ! Tissue Textured Background. The colours appear to change as you move around this painting !
Cheers Donna :)
Posted by Donna Steel at Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
NAMES ?? mmmmm ... we tend to call Annabel lots of names.... Bell, Annabel, Belly etc... so I have decided to call this Series Annabella Ballerina ! .... I am having heaps of fun with this ... and have decided at this stage to keep my interest in her alone..... so keep your eye out on all the things that she will be up to !!
Up till now I have not put anything for sale on this blog.... but as this Series is so new and a total different direction for me I thought I would put them For Sale on My Blog !
mmmm ( heaps of Art friends do a painting a day I take my hat off to them for that.... I would love to try doing something like that....but with my kids and their sport, homework, and my other painting commitments ...mmmmm I might find that too much..... probably more like one a week .... I dont want to put myself under too much stress )!! mmm will give this a thought...
Will get back later today with all the finished photos and prices ....
Today is D day .... taking them into the Cafe' ...... Oh I always get a tad stressed out when taking something totally new out to the public......
What will the Cafe' owner think ?? What will the Public think ?? when I paint I always put my heart and soul into it ... and wait with baited breath to see if anyone likes it ??
I am a total Pain in the Bum ... for my family at this time.... I am SOOOO GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME !!
Need to go Name and String the paintings now..... will take some photos of them in the Cafe this morning and post them on here for you to see !
Oh Wish me luck fingers crossed someone will like them !!
Cheers D :)
Posted by Donna Steel at Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Posted by Donna Steel at Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
click on image to enlarge it !!
I know I know ...... no picking up off the paint brush for a couple of days !! lol BUT....
I was out in my garage this morning and came upon some stuff !! and thought OMG that would be awsome on a canvas !!! so dragged it out and cut it up and applied it on a canvas .... just waiting for the 1st layer of paint and gesso to dry b4 adding some more colour etc....
Keep tuned as this is very different for me !! NOTE ~NO BACKGROUND TEXTURE ~!!!
cheers Donna :)
Posted by Donna Steel at Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
mmmmmm I have finally managed to add on to this site a Guest Book .... so please if you stop by to check out my site I would love you to pop in and sign it !! you can find it under my 1st slideshow !
I am having a couple of days off painting at the mo as feeling a bit mentally drained !! so when I feel like this I need to give my Soul a break !! I have had a longish patch of painting since xmas ... and need to take a few days to Chill !! and take some time out.....
but u know me ..... will still be hovering around ... While I am taking a few days off from the paint brush I will be working on changing things around with this site and adding some new funky things to it ... so keep tuned .......
cheers Donna :)
SHOW DOWN AT SAATCHI-GALLERY STARTED !!!
Show down has started please follow this link and vote for me ........hehe Please MMM
Still trying to sort out Guest Book ........
Cheers Donna :)
Please be paitent hehe I am trying to load a guest book onto my blogg mmmm with noavail hehe so I'll let you know when its up and running..... have found one with no adds yaya but having problems following instructions lol
Yayayayaya finally sorted guest book out !! not the original one but gave up on that one hehe I do not have a very good puter brain hehehe !!
talk soon Cheers