Some Great Studio News this month.

Some great Studio News this month. Some of my recent works have found a happy place to be hung. I delivered them last week to a new boutique, Homewares/Gallery in Terrigal. So if you are in the area pop into Urban Eclectic on the corner of Kurrawyba Ave and Wilson Road and take a look. The link to their website is mainly about their silver jewellery at their previous shop.

Here are the paintings being hung there:

Studio news,Peony Perfection

Peony Perfection 40″x 40″ Oils On Canvas


Studio news,Spring

Spring 18′ x 18″ – Oils On Canvas


Floating Free 22 x 22" Oils On Canvas

Floating Free 22 x 22″ Oils On Canvas



Studio news,Altered Blooms

Altered Blooms 18″x 18″ Oils On Canvas


The gallery also has some unique, mexican jewellery, along with a range of quality eclectic homewares, which I will bring to you in another post, 

This Weeks Question: Have you seen Urban Eclectic yet? 

Look For Next Week’s PostWhat to Do with Old Art Works – Part 4


Kadiras Latest Work

Mythic Journey III

Mythic Journey III

So you’ve been seeing snippets of this work and it is finally done. This weeks post is short and sweet, with a glimpse of the work that’s been coming for the last month and a sneak preview of what’s being worked up on the easel at the moment.

Please bear in mind that the images you are seeing below are those of works in progress. The finished work will be completely different.  I have 5 paintings on the go at the moment, 4 small ones which are part of a quadriptych and a larger one, which is a bigger version of one of the smaller ones. In fact I began with a bigger version of the painting in last week’s post, Study I  and decided to do a study for it before I painted the larger painting.

After completing the smaller study, it seemed that it might make a nice series of smaller paintings, which I promptly decided to do.

Here are the beginnings. These under layers are all done in acrylic paints.

Panel 3 Layer I

Panel I Layer I

Panel 3 Layer II

Panel I Layer II

Panel 3 Layer I

Panel III Layer I


This Weeks Question: What layers of meaning inform your work?

Look For Next Thursday’s Post: A look at mixing subtle darks from complementary colours.

This Weeks Painting

The subject is a little place on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. It is not that common to see large bodies of water that are flat and reflective, especially in the presence of hugely louring clouds.  Well the day I took the inspiration for this painting, was an exception.

This Week's Painting  -The Entrance - First stages

The Entrance – First stages


As you can see there is the usual under-painting of burnt sienna and then the bones of the painting blocked in with darks and lights.

This was built upon, The sky now begins to emerge and the distant shoreline.

This Weeks Painting - The Entrance - under painting

The Entrance – under painting


The next stages don’t look that different, however if you look closely, you will see that I have painted out a lot of the dark in the clouds on the right hand side. There is now a background of trees and buildings also, just below these clouds.  Next, to tackle the water….

Entrance  - tweaking the clouds

Entrance – tweaking the clouds

So here are the preliminary workings of the water.  As you can see it all looks quite dark still, but the reflections have been established and the work is well on its way.

Painting the water - beginnings

Painting the water – beginnings

And finally we have the finished piece.  There was a lot more work between the image above and this one below.

The Entrance - finished painting

The Entrance – finished painting 42″ x 42″


You can see that I’ve reworked practically the whole image by this stage, the clouds, sky, water, changing values ( light and dark) and adjusting forms and colour where necessary.

If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my website Kadira’s Work

Next Thursday’s Post: Hinchenbrook Passage

Next Monday’s Post: Colour Workshops

 Post By: Kadira Jennings

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