Thanks to all of you who kindly left comments on my last post and went into the draw for a copy of my shiny new book!
All the names went into a hat, and the lucky winner is..........Debbie Nolan (View from Harmony Hills). Yay, Debbie! please email me your address and I will send you a copy ASAP.
I am also excited to announce that my book is now available online at Amazon, and other outlets such as The Book Depository will be soon to follow. ***Update*** now also available on The Book Depository - and they do free delivery.
The idea for the book came about when I embarked upon a ten day painting challenge in 2012. After years of procrastination, I was thrilled at how potent and motivating the challenge format proved to be.
Below is the painting I did on the very first day of the ten day challenge, and the following is the same subject matter painted in a more stylised manner about six months later. There aren't any photos in my book but a lot of the paintings mentioned can be seen in the older posts on this blog.
The photo below is a clear example of the progress I made through regular painting sessions.
Using the same props, the still life on the left was done about a year after the one on the right.
And to other matters - there is a lot of prettiness in the garden at the moment but only when it comes to my pot plants. The garden in general has gone to rack and ruin. I hope to get out into the bushland soon to take photos of the emerging wildflowers.
I hope you are all having a great week!