Working on multiple paintings

I am really enjoying painting now that I am working on three paintings at the same time; I think it is a perfect number. I can start one painting and then while that is drying I can start another and then the last one. I then go back to the first one and add a few more layers.

‘Maelstrom’ has a very thick impasto (Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface (or the entire canvas) very thickly, usually thickly enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.) effect so I won’t be touching that one for a while.

I also love that I can experiment with the same technique but in slightly different ways. This series is also about trying new things without sticking to a colour scheme or only one method.

Jejune is a hard one to interpret because the meaning is ‘intellectually unsatisfying, shallow’. I love using textures and layers so I can’t bring myself to be paired back. This may be one painting that everyone can interpret differently.

It will be a great joy and achievement to complete these three paintings and be able to move onto the others in this series.

I would love to hear your opinions on my progress so far! Let me know in the comments πŸ™‚

You can also follow my progress on instagram

Introducing art subscriptions

victoria fitzgerald abstract artist melbourne

I saw this concept somewhere else and cannot claim credit but I thought it was a great idea.

I am now offering an art subscription where the purchaser will receive 4 paintings over one year. They are small 8×10 paintings and hopefully it will show my progression as an artist. I am only offering 5 people the chance this year to test the waters, but I would love to grow it and reach more people in the future.

Click my Etsy Shop Listing to find out more. I hope I have covered all the potential questions.

Have you seen or purchased art subscriptions before? I am excited about sending the same person multiple pieces that they can collect πŸ™‚

New Series – Watercolour Flowers

Creativity is odd. Some days you just feel no inspirations and other days you have too many ideas and not enough time!

I am so excited I have a new project – watercolour flowers. I just love experimenting with colours and line.

I hope to have a calendar made by the end of year of these beautiful flowers – the announcement will be made through my newsletter later this year. In the meantime some of these can be purchased as prints via my Etsy StoreΒ 

Animal Impressions Art Exhibition 2015

I am very excited to be involved in the upcoming Animal Impressions Fundraising Art Exhibition created by Keep Talking.

The age old – ‘don’t do anything for free’ is a little worrying as I had to donate a piece of art with all profits going to this years recipient Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.Β  The allure of exposure is hard to deny though.

It will be interesting to see :

A. If my painting sells
B. If I get extra website traffic due to being advertised
C. Get any custom order requests after the event.

The Event is on June 27th at the very fancy 5 star Hotel Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

Have you ever been involved with fundraising art exhibitions as a buyer or artist? I would love to hear your experiences πŸ™‚

 

fuscous sea shepherd art exhibition melbourne 2015

Fuscous
adj. Sombre, dark