Friday, February 27, 2009

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.

Maiden Dusk Dance
Oil on Linen

I am totally overwhelmed at the moment...I just found my self in the Art Review section in the Contemporary Art Society Newslateer - Summer 2009. I have never been in the print before...this is the first time my Art and ME have made it into print, and it is a HUGE thing for me.
I literally fell of the couch and choked on my coffee once it dawned onto me that the painting I was looking at (which looked oddly familiar to me) was actually mine inside the Art Review section. The reviw was for the 'Under the Burnley Bridge Exhibition' which was staged last December, and wrote about a select few artists and artworks that the reviewer found worthy mentioning in name and detail...I was one of them. They had the above work in picture on the page and the fallowing statement under:
"Both 'Maiden Dusk Dance' and 'Feminine Fountain' works in Oil by Vesna Maksimovic offered contemporary and pleasing interpretations of 'La Primavera' (allegory od Spring), a work of early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510), in which he depicted the three female figures representing the three Graces."


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


RETURN in Giclee Prints is now available for purchase through my Small Works Art Shop - link on the right hand side.
I am offering only a limited number of 5 prints...they will be signed and numbered and lovengly put into their frames, and awaiting their new owners.
PS-I huffed and puffed and moaned for three days until I finally decided on this frame, and this overal presentation. I wouldn't mind your opinion on my it good or bad ???

Sunday, February 22, 2009


'YES...we are back...the Goddesses have re-awakened to walk the Earth once more...after years of dorment and silent existance, silent between earth and water...they now shed away years of suppression and subservant sleep !'



80cm X 80cm

Almost complete...and totally delicious...and yes-I have dumped it/excluded it/its rights revoked to enter into that up-coming Competition...
WHY???? you must be screaming now...because its not what this competition is about nor what they will be looking for...I'm just being mature about, I'm sure it will be suited for something else or someone else eventually, meanwhile I can busk in the glory of this work - We are the Goddesses and ...WE ARE BACK !!!
And a HUGE THANK YOU to Mark Snelson for allowing me the use of the seascape photo he took and I used in this work...MARK...your the BEST!!!

PS-but now, I'm in serious debacle as I am one work short...busy busy now trying to get another work out...ohhhhhh someone kill me !!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Between the Shadows

Oil on Linen
30cm x 60cm

I feel that it is complete now ...:)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WIP- Between the Shadows

Here is a WIP of my new work...-'Between the Shadows...its where you will find me!'-its a bit of a free expression for me. I was working wet on wet in oils all the way, not caring about line edges mutch - I've been so disciplined and tight lately with the Competition works (artistically constapated to be honest) I felt like letting go and going back to some loose emotive work. Just letting go and letting the oils glide and slide dripping with liquin, mixing hues on the canvas directly...God it was fun!!! You could call this a -self portrait really, the photo was taken by my kids while at the beach, I had my eyes closed, soking in the sun and the breeze and the glorious salty air, my mind a thousand miles away, imagining some hot red abstract peice in my I used that photo as a loose reference, altered it into a black and white image, isolated three main colours and just went from there...I might now just glaze it in that hot red and orange hues from my mind at the time of the photo ...this is as abstract as I can get in my about limited !!!
But I needed this work...I haven't been exploring lately within my art, I have been so focused on my "REAL WORKS" which is the serous side of this industry, and I have forgotten the joy of painting, of not thinking, not concentrating, but closing my eyes and feeling with my brush...I need to spend more time in this place...I hadn't realised how depressed I have been in the last few weeks is the emotional side of me, and it seems to be the most fragile side of me too !!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


30cm x 30cm

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Please place your bids in a form of a comment below...payment can be made via PayPal, Cheque or Direct Deposit. Your contribution at this Appeal will remain with you always, as you will have this work as a keepsake. Auction will end on 18th February (Wednesday) at 10.00am. Postage is free anywhere in Australia & Kindly, Thank you for your support - VESNA

E-Bay Rules Prohibit Charity Auctions

This was the message I received from E-Bay regarding my Charity Listing for Bush Fire Appeal...

Unfortunately, eBay has had to remove this listing as it does not comply with the Charity Listing Policy. While eBay does allow charity listings, there are certain criteria a listing must satisfy in order to comply with the Charity Listing Policy. Charitable fundraising is closely regulated by government and is subject to various Australian laws.

S0...I'm holding a private Auction here on my blog for the work ...just put your bids in a form of a comment on the bottom...Auction Listing Above ...Vesna

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I have just listed a work from my 'Small Works Art Shop' on E-Bay - the proceeds of it will be donated fully to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal. I urge other Artists in the comunity to do the same and help out in any way they can to the devastation and heart wrenching horror thet our Victorian Country Community experienced in the last week. The link to the E-Bay listing of the Sisters I work on the right hand side under My Links -E-bay Listing. Thank you for your support and I hope you can join me in the Bushfire Appeal.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My First Acrylic Little Gem

I loved working free and without restrictions on the acrylic work...I've named it 'Of Earth and Water' - I will have it framed soon and it will be available for purchase from my 'Small Artworks Shop' by the end of the day...I'm of to find a suitable frame for her...probably something in black...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Small Pre-view !!!

Sorry if this is a bit of a tease, but I'm furiously working on two works which I'm hoping will at least get me selected to enter the Churchi Emerging Artist Competition 2009-it is due in March...gee I hope, better check the dates.