Mid-month madness – landscapes sale

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Landscapes sale! Somehow July always gets the gig for this feature. It’s mid-way through the year and summer feels so far away. It just isn’t as easy to be outdoors painting landscapes right now. OK, call me faint-hearted.

This year I am starting a little earlier. Mid-year, mid-June. That’s why I am calling it mid-month madness.
Perhaps it’s the winter solstice that sends me a bit crazy? Anyway…
The website is set up for you to find a little painting to love.

From Tuesday 19th June to midnight Monday 16th July I am giving you a chance to start your art collection. Modestly.
If you have already started a collection, you have a perfect opportunity to add to it. Modestly.

So, what are these landscapes?

These little beauties have not been openly exhibited before.
Take a peek here.

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Harton hedge. 12.5×17.5cm; acrylic, framed.

They have been seen in calendars and an Open Studio weekend, but all in all they have not seen much daylight. Except as they were being created – these are outdoor paintings after all. Most of them were painted on a recent trip to the UK and yes, there was sunlight.
They mark my change last year to a much more colourful palette. There is a certain joy about these. And a directness.

That’s a good start.
Now, all they need are….

New homes to settle in!

New homes can be old places of course. They can be flats or rooms or even a desk.

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Whitewater Hotel, Cumbria. 12.5×17.5cm; acrylic, framed

One of the special features that makes these paintings easy to live with is their size.
They start at 10x15cm. The next size is 12.5×17.5cm. Still easy to live with.
They don’t dominate your space, but they do make it more interesting.
The image above of Whitewater Hotel is shown framed. The length of the pen is actually the height of the painting.
Hence propping on the desk IS a possibility.

So, their small size is a big plus!

Are they affordable?

You may already know that my prices are reasonable. My high end items reach over $1,000 but not much more. They measure up to 100cms in any direction.

And these littlies? They are normally $120 and upwards but – and this is where the madness comes in – during this landscape sale they will be selling at 10% off that price.

Very small prices.

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Marion’s Florist, South Shields; 12.5×17.5cm, acrylic, framed.

It’s a great way to start your collection (or add to it). Or it might even be time to put a gift away for your “special someone”.

Any hidden extras?

Only good ones!
At the moment I am only selling within Australia and the postage is FREE.
The paintings are framed and ready to hang. Look again at the Whitewater Hotel painting above. This very neat wooden frame is shown. It has a simple profile, is box-style and finished in a charcoal colour. And they are all covered by my guarantee.

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Exhibition preparation – a big fortnight for an artist

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Exhibition preparation has taken me over lately.

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So much has been happening.

The last time I posted was 16th August, over a week ago. That is a long gap in the life of a blogger but a very short time in the life of this artist at the moment.

Exhibition staging

Seascapes at Cafe Lune opened on Wednesday this week.

Sounds simple doesn’t it!

Well…..if you are an artist, and have exhibited, don’t read on. You know all this.

When we returned from a long trip earlier in August, I was immediately on a mission. Thank goodness for jet lag! I don’t think I have ever said that before. But what a burst of energy it provided early in the morning. Here is the result of some of that energy. I wrote about that in more detail last time.

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Breaking point, acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm

The first task was to complete three paintings and abandon a fourth because of time pressure. That had to be done early on so I could bring my photographic records up to date before the paintings were glazed and too shiny to photograph well.

Next on the list was ordering and preparing greeting cards using the photographic images. With them “on the boil” it was time to prepare leaflets for the exhibition. They included the all important price list with thumbnail images of the works, a leaflet about my classes on offer and finally a brief biography.

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Reading between the lines? I took a trip to the cartridge refill shop for Magenta one afternoon. And another trip to the same shop on the following afternoon for Black. That will teach me to believe the “Toner Low” messages in future. Something in me wants to stretch toner as far as possible. I think the “something” is the bit connected to the budget.

Installation

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The hanging went without a hitch on the Tuesday thanks to a handy relative of the cafe owners. Subsequently I changed my mind about positioning two works which meant they were not hung in the same order as the catalogue suggested but their numbering stayed with them. No one has actually noticed or been bothered by 11 coming before 9.

As you can see from the installation shots, I have my own dedicated table for books, cards, signing up and sales. And the cafe has created a gallery area just for this show.

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Here is the feature painting “Breaking point” sitting pretty.

I have spent two afternoons on site since it began and it is fun meeting visitors and friends. Today we shared some delicious snacks with the wine and water. Just the thing.

Worth all the preparation!

I will be back in on the afternoons of Saturday 26th and Sunday 28th as well as Monday and Wednesday next week. Do drop in to Cafe Lune, 8 Jetty Road, Brighton South Australia.

 

 

May Focus: seascapes. Snap up your discount!

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This month the focus will be on seascapes. If you saw my earlier message, you will know that “focus” means special offers. Summer is over, but its spirit has been hovering with many warm days and clear skies in the autumn. The welcome mat at the beach can get a bit soggy and wind-blown from now on, so it seems a good time to have a clearance sale. Hence the May focus on seascapes.

I predict that there will be more landscapes in the coming months. So the website will have a bit of a re-vamp as well in June or July. Something for me to slave over during the winter.

In the meantime, here is today’s first highlight:

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It was a commission for a wedding present – “And Maisie makes three”

A large painting, this one gave me a chance to play with colour. And play I did! The colourful cliffs and paddocks made a lively counterpoint to the turquoise and greens of the sea.

Of course, that one is not for sale, but this one is:

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Sunshine on dunes; 25x30cm; oil on linen panel, framed; discounted price $415 (or $394 for subscribers) until May 21st.

Were you surprised by last week’s weather? I was. Sunshine and “free” time haven’t happened together for a long time, so I grabbed the opportunity when it arose! Thursday was perfect for painting the cafes on Jetty Road Brighton. On Friday morning, although I had packed the car ready for painting in the Adelaide Hills, it was getting too late to make the journey worthwhile. The Esplanade was an attractive and easy option. And more of the May focus: seascapes!

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Wintry day in summer; acrylic on linen panel; 25x30cm; $415 (or $395 for subscribers) until 21st May

I am saving my new small paintings for a book. More news about that later! Enjoy the last of autumn.

Snap up a bargain! If you buy one for your Mum I will add a little something for you. Two gifts in one. But be quick. Sale ends on 21st May.

 

Seascapes Celebration Sale this month of May

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Seascapes Celebration Sale

It’s time for a Seascapes Celebration Sale !
Autumn is almost over and winter is on its way. I love the changes of season and am marking this with a Celebration Sale.
Here it is – special discounts on my three sizes of small seascapes.

(Sounds of cheering)

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For you, small seascapes will be reduced by 15%.
Here are some examples of the three different sizes with the mark-down.

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Playing in the shallows; acrylic on linen panel
20x25cm; was $340, now $290 until 21/05/17

And another one:

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Beach profile – after the storm; acrylic on linen panel
25x30cm; was $490, now $415 until 21/05/17

And the third size:

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Cascading; acrylic on linen panel
30x30cm; was $540, now $460 until 21/05/17.

They are all framed and ready to hang.

It feels as if summer has well and truly left us now. Often during winter I focus more on landscapes. We will see…

In the meantime, let’s clear the decks a bit! I am sure you want to help.

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And, if you would like to become a subscriber, you will have access to 20% discount until 21st May.
That means you would pay $275, $394 or $437 on these sizes respectively. Massive reductions for these beautiful paintings.

What am I doing? Really, making some space for the next body of work, rather than build an attic. That is beyond me.

Dive in! Help me celebrate. Free shipping within Australia. Overseas shipping requires $50 surcharge unless you require insurance which is extra.