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Life is a Beach original artwork. The first creative work of 2017 by artist Kathy Shell created for eBookCover-Art.com #LaLolla #Beach
You are welcome to snag and use the above image, provided you do not crop the source text from the image. The original artwork below is copyrighted so that it will be an exclusive original for use by only one eBook cover client. A series of up to three original covers may be created by eBookCover-Art for a series of books by one client. POA. Enquiries welcome.
I am not sure who had more fun creating this original artwork, me or my cat.
Below is my cat's input. You are welcome to snag those. The completed original work is copyright and will be available to only one eBook cover client. I have a passion for providing authors with original ebook covers.
Happy New Year!
Enjoy a creative, fun 2017.
I plan to watercolour paint, once I've completed my day's writing. Any requests?
This is Lake Wondouree near Ballarat by (my artist name) Kathy Shell. Feel welcome to share a garden photo, or a cute ghild or pup at play that you might enjoy seeing painted.
As you can see from the image below, I used this watercolour image in the creation of my ebook cover for To Kill or Escape by (my fiction author name) Ryn Shell.
I am giving myself quite a challenge for 2017, as I'll strive to both paint and write,
As both are labour intensive, and I have fitness and life goals, this will be a challenge.
Today is my first day at having done a full day's writing, some exercise, and then turning to art in the evening. I'm keen to make this routine work.
Are you a fan of oils, watercolours, pastel, acrylic, gouache, or is all art to you no matter what medium?
We probably hang the same things most non-artists place on thier walls.
Portraits of my family, the flower art that I love most, and landscapes of those places with the best memories.
These paintings were photographed on my own walls tonight.
They aren't my best works.
They represent my best memories of places I love.
Emu Plains, (above) the Grampians, by Kathy Shell
The Grampians are where Reg and I honeymooned almost fifty years ago. I painted these when we returned to the Grampians for Reg's long-service leave. The paintings are too special to us to sell at this stage. Maybe in the future when we need to downsize more. These are both feature size works.
Boronia Peak, (above) Grampians, by Kathy Shell
An old favorite in a weathered frame. Note the teaspoon in the mug is to cive you an idea of the size. This is the Snowy River. It is an original Kathy Shell painting.
More details from this work.
Hall's Gap Cottage, Original Oil Painting by Kathy Shell
This painting is unframed. Close up below.
This cute pair of original oil painted miniatures are so tiny, they were harder to paint than a large work. I created them especially for these two matching, fairly heavy, gold leaf frames. POA.
While I don't have the time, with my novel writing, these days to paint large works of art, I don't plan to paint any this tiny again either.
The Botanical Gardens, Buninyong, by Jon Crawley '95
When I judged the Buninyong Art Show, I made Jon Crawley my winning artists. We have both been featured in the Australian Artist Magazine and have both held art classes in and around the same location in Victoria. Unlike me, Jon didn't set his art career aside on his sixty-third birthday to fullfill a fifty-year held ambition also to become a novelist. Jon's work is beautiful and exquisitely detailed while retaining all of the freshness of the watercolour medium. A visitor to my gallery offered me this work in exchange for one of mine. I jumped at the chance to acquire it. It has been in my private collection ever since. A collection I occasionally downsize slightly. Inquiries welcome.
That S/Be Again, that Reg Shell Oricinal Artwork S/Be Reg Shell Original Artwork
Misty Morning Australian Bush Landscape by Kathy Shell
I chose this simple landscape to follow the above magnificent work by Jon Crawley for art lovers who perhaps desired the above work, but didn't necessarily want the details, or the price that comes with all that additional work. This Australian bush painting is larger and, given its simplicity, by comparison, is half the price. Again, that same teaspoon in the main photo is an indicator of the size. Also, my camera has thrown a blue hue over the work. The mounts are off-white, so the paintings are warmer in appearance to the eye than these photoes show.
I must ask at a camera store for advice on how to get accurate hue in my photoes.
Close ups showing the wet-in-wet of traditional watercolour painting.
Watercolour and Goauche, Old Australian Rural Homestead, by Reg Shell. That's Right. This is a Rare, Reg Shell Original Artwork.
This is a small work in a large mount board. See that teaspoon to get an idea of the sizing. Close up detail below. Reg is a winner of first prizes in open art competitions and was a fellow exhibitor with Kathy at the Buninyong Gallery and on the Australian art tours. His love is for Australian bush paintings. He has retired from painting and art exhibiting.
This work is highly affordable. POA.
1/ Bush Shack, Original Watercolour, Kathy Shell Artist.
The teaspoon in mug is an indicator of size. I can furnish more information as required. Below is the close-up.
2/ Near Launching Place, Original Water Colour, Olga Stride, artist.
This original watercolour by Olga Stride is charming. Reg Shell has beautifully enhanced it with a triple mount. It is ready for framing in an outer frame and glass. Launching Place is in the Yarra Valley of Victoria, Australia. I also loved painting there.
Close up shows the beauty of the colour harmony.
Melaleuca, Original Watercolour by Kathhy Shell
The mount board is off-white. It looks cold, bluish, in this image, which shows that the colour of this photo needs some adjustment to warm it. This artwork is one I painted of melaleuca, or the common seaside teatree bush. My husband Reg created a beautiful triple mounting to enhance the artwork. Being unframed, it is suitable for postage/shipping, although works of this size can be an expensive proposition to send through the mail. I can deliver it to Narre Warren (never at short notice) for early collection there, by appointment only. I travel to Narree Warren less than half a dozen times a year, but that would be the most convenient location for clients from Victoria to collect my work. Pack and Send handle my distance and International original artwork orders.
Close up view. I started painting this while my hesband Reg played a round of golf at the Portsea Golf Course. Then I returned to the studio to complete it. Another favourite that has been in my personal collection for years.
Australian Wildflower Watercolour Painting by Kathy Shell.
I love this work. It is painted on a heavy weight, textured watercolour paper. I've added some pen and ink work to the transparent wareccolours. Tey sprey of flowers are warratah, flannel flowers, wattle and brown boronia. All of my favorites. This one was a joy to paint. It looks better below, with the raw edges of the paper hidden.
And a close-up image.
In this photo, you can see the gold ink that I've incorporated into the watercolour panting on the edges of the waratah flower.
Thank you to my proofreader Grant Leishman.