Janice Bartholomew submitted her photo of the Warby Hut to my fan's photos and I chose it as the winner of the
Signed and Numbered 1/25 Limited Edition Print.
216mm x 279mm
from the Original Art Work, they I have just painted from her own photo below.
There will be 25 limited edition prints made from this art work, inquiries welcome for pre orders. Two of course are already 'taken', one for Janice and one for the artist. Price for the limited edition signed and numbered print is only $40. for Australian delivery.
The original is on 300 gram textured watercolour paper A4 size and is available for $400. including packaging and postage. within Australia.
This is the photo entered into my Kathy Shell facebook page, fan's photos by Janice Bartholomew was my pick as the photo that will inspire an original painting by me for me to send a signed and numbered limited edition print from the work to the provider of the photo.
Janice I need to organize the prints, this takes a while, just like may art these days, but it is happening.
I did not copy the photo literally, more 'used it' as reference to work with my own memories of this area that I drove through just over a week ago. I went for a more atmospheric haze and golden glow over ultramarine blue shadows.
Having the images of Warburton fresh in my mind and having camped overnight close to this area and soaked up the scenery in my mind, partly influences my choice, as there were some fantastic photos sent in and some may STILL BE CHOSEN to follow this one, as my reward to my Kathy shell page fans.
I I have just spend, a very satisfying evening, walking with Reg and Indigo, dinner, then painting.
Before dinner, Reg and I walked along the Goulburn River at Shepparton. I took a few photos of mudlarks and magpies to add to the bird pictures of Ibis, black swans and ducks that i took at Lake Dorothy, yesterday. We returned home, had a delicious dinner of braised gravy beef and vegetables that I had prepared earlier in the day.
Straight after dinner, I began painting, using my watercolours and gouache paints on watercolour paper. I made three hand-painted folded A5 size cards to try out the sort of artwork I can manage to paint on a shared caravan table. The result was better than I had expected, I was very pleased that I completed three of these little painting in one evening.
It is 1 am now so each card took me about two hours each to paint. I have large envelopes I can put with them and cellophane bags, just the right size for packing them.
Tomorrow I need to learn how to take print quality photos with my new camera, as these would be great as small business card size fridge magnets.
It is time for me to head to bed now. Tired but happy and able to feel that these watercolour, gouache miniatures, will not only be successful, should I exhibit them, but they are something i can paint as I travel. I took pride in what I was doing and the feeling of satisfaction, the reason I paint, is there.
I grew roses from cuttings, back when I couldn't afford to buy plants. I first painted them as a child. They remain a favourite in my garden and studio sixty years later, and I'm as happy as a child at place as I paint them.
"Salmon Roses" Available through Fine Art America.