Extremely close to the end of the year – lots to share in the November Art Newsletter and lots of great stuff coming up in 2017 – so read on!

Firstly what a fantastic show we have had (and its still on until next weekend) of the work by people who have attended classes through 2016. We had an all-time high number of entries and the number of people who came to opening night was so large that we had people spilling out onto the street – luckily no rain! Some photos in the gallery below……

I have to congratulate the people who came to classes with me over the year – great enthusiasm and huge creativity! If you want to see some of their work, click on this link   I have also posted my timetable for January to April 2017 – click here….

One of the fun things to do is a commission for someone – it means they like your work which is a huge compliment, but it is also a little intimidating in case they don’t like it – but you’ve just got to ‘give it a go’! I did one recently for the lovely Patricia Bakker, principal at Taxpresso Accounting in Lennox Head – she wanted to bring the beach into her waiting room. I called the finished piece ‘Beach Infinity’.

The waiting room at Taxpresso with Beach Infinity installed.
The waiting room at Taxpresso with Beach Infinity installed and the lovely Jane
Beach Infinity, oil on canvas 100 x 150cm
Beach Infinity, oil on canvas 100 x 150cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next big item on our agenda at Lennox Arts Collective is our annual ‘Nothing over $300’ exhibition – you will find great Christmas gifts – ranging from great stocking fillers like Mug Cakes for $4 (I hear a new flavour has been produced), art cards at $5, solargraphistic kits for $20, 100% hand screen printed tea towels $22 and tee shirts for the man in your life $39, photo prints of the local area on paper, canvas and timber – various prices and of course, original art at a very reasonable price – come along on 25th November at 5.30pm for the opening, it will be on for the whole of December.

$300 and under exhibition
$300 and under exhibition
Pelican and duck designs on tea towels
Pelican and duck designs on tea towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had an absolutely wonderful time at a workshop over this weekend (29/30 October) with Jo Bertini – she is a fabulous artist and a superb teacher – I feel I have learnt sooo much. You can see my efforts at the end of this post.

Work in progress
Work in progress
To the sea.... Acrylic on canvas
To the sea…. Acrylic on canvas
Summer - acrylic on canvas 20 x20cm
Summer – acrylic on canvas 20 x20cm

My last Wednesday workshop for 2016 is 23rd November as I am off to the UK to welcome my fourth grandchild and to have Christmas with the others as they now all live in England – at least they are all in the same country now!! I will have a perfectly dreamy time visiting heritage homes and the magnificent British art galleries – hopefully I will return with lots of ideas for workshops and art retreats – note that I still have one or two places on the French retreat in May 2017.

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