Tuesday, December 30, 2008

WIP-My Immortality

60cm x 60cm
Oil on Linen

First of a series of works I want to do with my daughter and her 15 year old friends...I want to capture the essence of youth when every cloud brought a new dream...when life promised unsurpassed delights and wonder...when life was exciting and frightening...days of dreams!!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008


60cm x 60cm
Oil on Canvas

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


If anyone is interested in purchasing this work, please e-mail me!!!!


Please feel free to e-mail me if you are interested in purchasing this work!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

WIP-Earthly Feelings

This is where I am up to with "Moonlight Whispering"

WIP-Black Widow

This is where I am up to with "Black Widow 1"

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tony Moffitt OnLine Art School!

If anyone is interested in improving their art skills or just wants to be a part of a great Art Group...Tony Moffitt has just opened his on line school and is running it FREE for the month of December...its a Try before you Bye of course, and all you need to know about Tony and his work you can view and read about here...so come abord...you wont be disappointed!!!!



Hi All !!!
I've just started 3 New Series of Works...my 2009 Art-Blog will be filled with these images so I thought I might give you some for-warning. The new series...as usual are once again Feminine based...their good and their bad and the a bit of primordial essence of their/our connection to earth.
-Black Widow Series
-Earthly Feelings Series &
-Feminine Sorrows & Joys Series
There is a small WIP kind of preview of what I will be going nuts with in 2009 underneath, so have a look and write me a line.
Please leave me your comments...however small or big they are, they mean a lot to me, because your input is a reflection of the public out there and it is very important to me...even if your comments are negative, I am just as happy to receive them too!!!

WIP-Black Widow Series

First WORK NEARLY COMPLETE IN THE Series-"Black Widow"

WIP Series-Feminine Sorrows & Joys

This is in a very very early stage-I named this one "Lonely Sorrow"

New Series-Earthly Feelings

New Series-Earthly Feelings
This work is in early stages and is called-"Moonlight Whispering"

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Finally all the blocking in is finished...now a small break to allow the painting to fully dry, and than onto the intricate costume details and the rest !!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008


These are the works which I will be exhibiting this weekend at the Burnley Exhibition. Hope to see some of you guys there...and fingers crossed for at least one red dot !!!!


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This is where you will find me this weekend with six works which I have posted above...two only recently completed. Hope to see some of you out there, and lets hope that the weather is kind !!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Yesssss.......I did it, took the plunge and got their faces done, I'm pretty happy with the reuslt. Once the oil dries, than I can smooth out the edges with glazes and layers, so thir faces will hopefully be even smoother. Now that the pressure is off, I'll attack the rest of the picture.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Kosovo Maiden - WIP

I'm terrified at starting their faces-I feel this is my most critical area...if I stuff them up, than the painting is not worth the canvas its painted on. WHY?

Because this painting is as familiar to every peason that works through my front door, as is 'Mona Lisa" to the rest of the world!!!!

Kosovo maiden - WIP

Stage 2!

Stage 1!

Kosovo Maiden - WIP

This poem and painting are my husbands (propbably) most favourite things in Serbian History. For his 40th Birthday I decided to paint him the painting (a replica) as a gift.

Both the work and history are very monumental and important to the Serbian Nation, and I hope I do justice to this work. The pressure is ON!!!!!!

Just a bit of backround info on this painting for those of you interested is listed below.

This Poem and Pinting was based on the Kosovo Battle in 1389!!
Artist - Uros Predic

(Kosovo 1389- The most important battle in Serbian history took place at Kosovo field on 28 June 1389 between armies led by the Serbian Prince Lazar and the Ottoman Turk Sultan Murad. The result, though inconclusive, (The battle of Kosovo is generally seen as a victory for the Ottomanshas ) been celebrated since in Serbian epic poetry as a defeat of great mystical significance, ushering in the end of Serbia's independence and the start of four centuries of Ottoman, Muslim domination and occupation over the people of Serbia. No accounts by participants in the battle survive, though it is accepted that both Murad and Lazar were killed. It is also estimated that over 100,000 lives were lost, although others claim three times large numbers than that were lost.)

The Maiden of Kossovo

(first two verses of the poem)

Early rose the maiden of Kossovo,

Early rose she on a Sunday morning,

Rose before the brilliant sun had risen.

She has rolled the white sleeves of her robe back,

Rolled them back up to her soft white elbows;

On her shoulders, fair white bread she carries,

In her hands two shining golden goblets,

In one goblet she has poured fresh water,

And has poured good red wine in the other.

Then she seeks the wide plain of Kossovo,

Seeks the noble Prince's place of meeting,

Wanders there amongst the bleeding heroes.

When she finds one living midst the wounded

Then she laves him with the cooling water,

Gives him, sacramentally, the red wine,

Pledges with her fair white bread the hero.

Fate at last has led her wand'ring footsteps

Unto Pavle Orlovitch, the hero,

Who has borne the Prince's battle-standard.

From his gaping wounds the blood is streaming,

His right hand and his left foot are severed--

And the hero's ribs are crushed and broken,

But he lingers still amongst the living.

From the pools of blood she drags his body

And she laves him with the cooling water,

Red wine, sacramentally, she gives him,

Pledges then with fair white bread the hero.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Feast to the Pillers of the World

Feast to the Pillers of the World

I feel that I have finally completed this work...it was a leason in patience, composition, layering and lighting...but I finally got there. These is probably only a day left of work still, but its only to glaze and final touch ups. Up the top is the complete work, the images above a few details of the work.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I just completed these two paintings, and I will lauch my 'Small Works Art Shop' with these two ladies...I guess my art has always been drawn to Fantastical Realisam, and I suppose I am happiest painting in this theme.

At the moment they are small studies for some large works I plan to start in the next month or so...as well as completing 3 large works which have been siiting around and collecting dust on their pretty shiny oily surface. I have two more of these small works in the making and will post them up as soon as I finish them. I have 1 more week of work left in the office and than I'm planning a long x-mas break...which of course is just going to be a big painting party in my studio!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Jana & me

Petra & me

Well...I am back after my Perth trip, it ended up being a 23hr day for me thanks to Virgin Blue and their notorious Flight Delays...but never the less...my day was BRILLIANT.
A million hugs and kisses to Jana and Petra, to their respective partners and Daniela (Jana's friend and student) for giving me their Saturday. I was basically pampered by them for most of the day, and of course main topic of conversation was Jana and the Art World. I spent a good hour and a half in the gallery and just emersed my self in the BRILLIANT art that has propelled and inspired me beyond words.
My art will take a turn at this point...Jana's art has inspired me to search and further improve my expression and drawing skills...and of course I will keep you all updated...

Saturday, October 25, 2008


!!! OH MY GOD !!!!


All of you...use this link and find the Goddess in Art in our 21st Century...to me she is the greatest of the great female artists today!!!


I'm off to Perth next week to see her show, and I'm sure I'll be speechless for days after it...


This is one of the works from the exhibition called:

I am What I am by Jana Vodesil-Baruffi

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One of those days !!!

I have some major work load to get through but I feel fully empty and unmotivated ... I want to paint but the guilt wont let me pick up a brush...I'm looking for a DOOR to a parallel world, same life but possibly a better on !!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Work in Progress

I thought I better say hallo
and put something on...so
this is just one of many
works in progress at the
moment, this one will be in
a style of Primal Craft...it
has the same rough texture
of modelling paste on the
edges and the canvas surface
has been primed and sanded down to smooth surface.
I guess here too I am exploring how the elements
juxterposition against eachother, the surreal against the
real, the figurative against abstract, smooth against the
rough...and so on. I still have no title for this work, but
than again it still might change a lot, so I'll title the work
once it's complete and I feel more about what it is

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

This work was started back in June I think...bad memory
these days...and every day I look at it and crave to lay my
hands back on it...there is a sh.t load of work left on it, but
I am totally burried under Architectural work
at the moment.
Two more weeks I have left to complete these few jobs I
have left and then I'm FREEEEEEE !!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My 2007 trip to Italy - Rome
View my album for more Pics

its at the bottom of the blog.

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Primal Craft

Just completed my two ladies...
they are at Mont Albert Art
Show at the moment and ...
I hope they don't sell as I am
not ready to part with them yet.


it speaks for its self...
morning light usually
brings the horrid truth
back home.

I've got a BLOG !!!

Wow...got my self a blog finally!!!!