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January 21, 2010

ACRYLIC SWANS AND HEY, NOT MUCH LIMPING.

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The top photo is of a painting, in acrylics, I did from Ainslee Roberts, his work is wonderful. He was actually invited into an aboriginal tribe for awhile and learnt a lot about their folk lore and did a lot of paintings while with them based on their storiesl

The second is my beautiful boy. He’s not limping so much this afternoon, I went to the garage about 3 this morning and got some dettol, didn’t have any in the house and wanted to bathe his paw for him. The sock bandage lasted about 10 seconds after leaving the front door,  each step taken was another shake of the leg to get it off.

Babysitting and a bit of sulking going on also me thinks. “Whats Mum bought into the house?”  After about an hour though he had adopted, and each time I lifted the puppy up he would stand and try and get it away from me to put it on the floor next to him. When I bought it home to look after it, it was crying on the back seat all the way,  he was on the front seat and quickly got on the floor and hid, stayed there til we got home.  This is the guy who adopted incubated chickens for 6 weeks, wouldn’t leave their side, and has never eaten chicken since, won’t touch it after he saw my son kill one on his farm.

He got into the chook house one day, he wanted to play with them, when I went down later to feed them I freaked, there appeared to be dead chooks every where and some missing, they were laying there with their legs in the air. I had to ring my son and tel him. I went down a few more times in the day and they were still there “dead” with their legs in the air. I felt so bad.  He had never hurt anything in his life, when my son got home we went down to see, and the bloody chooks were all under the tree together. They had been playing dead. I couldn’t believe it.

He got a big telling off, and never went in there again, but played from the outside. They didn’t mind that.

I got woken up today to his face stuck in front of mine and he’s talking away, yep, he actually talks, I’ve never known a dog who tries so hard to talk our way.  When that didn’t work to wake me properly he laid on the floor and just thumped his tail really hard and heavy, (this is a new one,)  to wake me up.  That worked.

December 31, 2009

Some More Graphite and Pen and Ink Drawings.

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These are a few I did some time ago, two are graphite and one is pen and ink, the pen and ink one I did from a fantastic book I had on art.

December 29, 2009

ACEO’s Oils Dolphins.

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This is a couple of oil ACEO’s I did, aceo’s measure 2.5 x 3.5″. Miniature artworks. I love dolphins they are so beautiful.

December 26, 2009

Some Humour For Supper..

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I found these on the net today, and a bit of humour never goes astray. I hope you enjoy them. I’ve just been sitting here with my usual coffee (didn’t get my decaffienated yet)  and looking through some of the joke sites. Some are so good, the sense of humour some people have is wonderful.

This one not so humorous really, they need to put the poor cat on a diet.

Not meant to be confusing is this?

December 25, 2009

Graphite Artists.

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Well our catastrophic fire alert, turned out to be catastrophic. My heart goes out to the poor souls who lost their homes and everything in the fires we had. What a Xmas for you. At least no lives were lost, something to be thankful for.

How heartbreaking it must be to lose everything you own like that, all belongings Xmas presents and photographic memories just up in smoke.

Xmas day is now nearly over for another year,  quite but relaxing day. The latter part of it I  spent going through some old graphite drawings I had done awhile ago, my love of graphite and charcoal is undiminished, and spent some time on the web going through different blogs offering a look into their work, how beautiful some of it is. I found an amazing link to pencil artists and had a ball going through that as well.  Felt like a kid in a candy store.  This link is of some of the best pencil artists in the world.   So I really consider myself lucky to have found it.

Years ago I had a hobby in photography, and even in that I always leaned towards black and white photos. I think it stems from when I watched the really old movies  and fell in love with the way they did the lighting way back then.

I have my usual coffee with me,  and am going to go back into pencilartists and drool some more. Hope your Xmas was wonderful.

December 19, 2009

ACEO’s For Sale – Miniature Artworks.

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Hi, hope your day is going great and productive in whatever way you wish. I have just had my umpteenth cup of coffee, minus my biscuit, which I just put on the plate on the lounge, walked out the room to turn the light out and back again and guess who’s sitting there wagging his tail and licking his lips when I came back in.  Normally when he knows he’s done anything naughty he gives a naughty wag of the tail, just the last couple of inches of it, but this time they were chocolate chip cookies, and man did they taste good for him, not one speck of remorse was shown. The tail was going full bore, waiting for more.

The coffee’s certainly help  to get through the day.  Have some sleep deprivation going on, with only about 3-4 hours  this morning so hope to get some more later.

I have added some of the ACEO’s  I have been doing lately, I found out about these art collectors cards a few months ago. All ACEO’s measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches, miniature artworks. The popularity of these little artworks is spreading worldwide as another form of collecting original works from artists. They make wonderful gifts to put inside a card, or to ad to your own aceo collection. Some are done in acrylic, some oil, and some coloured pencil and graphite.

My photographic skills are really up the creek and can say these really do look better in person, with better colours also.

All of these are for sale, the prices range from $10-$18.00 Postage is $2.50. Nearly all art works on my site are for sale except those already in private collections. I have been trying to ad a paypal buy now button, but am having problems trying to get this done.

For any enquiries and if you would like to purchase anything please email me at thepaintedbrush@Safe-mail.net  and I will contact you straight back.

Thanks for stopping by.

December 4, 2009

Unfinished Pastel Paintings.

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Finally back to my blog and some paintings, these two have just started a few days ago and hope to finish them this weekend. They are of The Flinders Ranges areas in South Australia,  I have been doing some miniature oils of the red centre in this style and decided to do some of the Flinders after the same style and colours, abstracty. I love the colours we have through the centre and outback of Australia, so vibrant and earthy.

I got my airconditioner installed the other day, naturally the weather turned as soon as I got it and heaters came back out, but I will take the colder weather any day over the heat But wow, what a thought, to know there will be some respite for the next lot of heatwaves we have.  The weather really knocked me for awhile, (getting too old for it, haha,)  and was so good to start with the pastels again.

I’ve made an early New Years Resolution to myself, to take out an unfinished art piece each day and add a bit more to it until its completed.  Now all I have to do is stick to it,  a bit more self discipline is needed.

Have just been looking through a few blogs, and an apology to people who have left comments and not had an answer I hope I have answered all and not missed any. Thank you so much for stopping by. Also have a few more to catch up on reading.

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