Time to start a Happy New Year with January Art! It did feel as if I was away from the studio for ages, and it’s a bit strange being on the other side of the world because it is so hard to imagine your other life in another hemisphere…..anyway, I am back and looking forward to a great year of art, workshops and art retreats.

I did send out my timetable for January Art Workshops to April 2017, but if you have missed it, you can access it here. The first one for the year was held last Saturday – ‘Screen printing for Beginners’. The participants really enjoyed themselves (in spite of the heat) and you can see some of their work in the photos;

Tee shirt and tea towel art
Tee shirt and tea towel art
Tea towel art
Tea towel art

I am back again on Wednesday mornings, so come in and take a class or paint your own way from 9.30 to 12.30.




Coffee Cup Challenge! Last week one of my class was most taken with a quite beautiful design on a coffee cup and she set us a challenge to use it as an inspiration to reproduce or interpret the design. It might be something you would like to try yourself – it is a real challenge!! If you do, send in to me and I will put it up in the next newsletter…..

News about the next retreat – this will be at Nimbin again – you can see a post about the last retreat we had in August at this link It is on again from 31 March to 3 April 2017. I already have bookings for the main house and studio but there are two spaces left in the three bedroom cottage (you have your own bedroom with shared bathroom). We have all our meals here and the lounge in the cottage is our common area.

The three days are catered and I provide art workshops but you can have as much free time as you like. On Saturday  we all go for lunch at a local restaurant (it was Blue Knob Cafe and Gallery on our last visit).

Cost for the three days in the cottage accomodation excluding lunch on Saturday is; $645.00. The deposit to secure the place is $100.00. There is also the opportunity to come for a day only, the cost for that is $125 and includes catering, deposit $50.00. Please contact me at christinereadart@hotmail.com or 0415 230 470.

Our French adventure, A Taste of Impressionism 15 – 26 May 2017 is well advanced with six of us taking part, five in Paris as well as in the villa in Provence and the sixth joining us in Provence. It should be a blast!

Mark Waller’s Acrylics Anonymous asked me to provide a bit of a story about what to do with a painting that doesn’t ‘work’! It should be in their next newsletter, but I have put it on a page in may website as well if you want to take a look at how I ‘saved’ a painting with which I was unhappy….

Lastly, I have been working with oils a fair bit lately and some of my new work is on display at Lennox Arts Collective, and is for sale.

'Endless Possibilities' oil on canvas 1 x1.5m $1,300.00
‘Endless Possibilities’ oil on canvas 1 x1.5m $1,300.00
'Somewhere on the East Coast' oil on canvas 1 x 1.5m $1,300.00
‘Somewhere on the East Coast’ oil on canvas 1 x 1.5m $1,300.00
'Infinity' oil on canvas 91 x 62 cm $650.00
‘Infinity’ oil on canvas 91 x 62 cm $650.00


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