… and now I catch up with February…
And what a cute way to start this blog post then with my very cute Z the sleeping koala cartoon character. Z loves to sleep (well, he is a koala!) and he loves to have sweet dreams, and in this illustration I have replaced certain aspects of his habitat with sweets and lollies, making it the ultimate sweet dream!!
Now I can’t wait to put this image on some pyjamas!! The perfect addition to my cute Australian wildlife merchandise.
I originally drew this picture in an expo last year and so it was great to finally put some digital colour to it. I have just found the picture so I can share it with you here:
In February I posted about my trip to the National Gallery of Victoria where I stumbled upon an amazing and awe inspiring exhibition of artworks by Del Kathryn Barton. Here is what I wrote on my Facebook Page:
“…I stumbled across Del Kathryn Barton’s The Highway is a Disco exhibition which caught all of my attention.
From gorgeous collages to large complex artworks to intricate line drawings to the expressive movie Red I was in total awe – there was so much going on in so many levels in both artistic styles and deeper meanings that a day within the gallery was not enough to fully appreciate the finer detail and to just be graced in its presence.
So I had to buy the accompanying book and I haven’t stop putting it down. It’s addictive, inspiring and there’s so much to keep getting out of each image.
Here’s a selection of some of my favourite images for you to enjoy. I would highly recommend seeing the exhibition. This is my inspiration for the year!”
And in February I got stuck into the Paint and Plonk sessions at Raw Art in West End. An evening of either life drawing or painting where you can bring your own bottle of wine and be social with other artists – perfect!! Here is a female figure from life drawing and some roses from still life painting:
I also went along to my first Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group for the year where we sketched in the arboretum. Was such a lovely day:
Now to tackle the March blog post…