Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Premature Primavera

Purple Azure Winged Woman emerged on the very last day of winter - a harbinger of springtime and some warmer weather (at least let us hope so.)

Image above:
Purple Azure Winged Woman, 2010, acrylic on linen, 36 x 36 cm
Photograph by Tim Gresham

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Newly Hatched

Although butterflies typically hatch in spring, this example of recently discovered hybrid subspecies Macleay's Swallowtail Winged Woman has just emerged from her chrysalis cocoon, boldly defying the current Melbourne cold spell.

Image above:
Macleay's Swallowtail Winged Woman, 2010, acrylic on linen, 36 x 36 cm

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Exquisite Palettes

I was thrilled (and also humbled, given the extremely high standard of this year's entries) to learn that my palette (see Blog Entry below) has just been awarded the 'The Most Exquisite Palette Prize'. Pictured above are just some of over 200 extraordinarily diverse artists' palettes that make up this year's show. Despite my best photographic efforts, these shots simply don't do them justice. If you are in the area, do call in and have a look for yourself. The address and opening hours of St. Luke are also detailed in my previous Blog Entry.

A selection of palettes and a list of participating artists can also be viewed on St. Luke Artists Colourmen Blog.

Images from top:
Window display, St. Luke Artist Colourmen
Interior view with exhibiting Exquisite Palette artist Shane Jones pictured with Exquisite Palette visionary and founder Louise Blyton.
Click on images to enlarge.

Warm thanks to Louise, David and everyone at St. Luke for the endless enthusiasm and incredible organisational skills that helped make this the best Exquisite Palette show yet.