The challenge of abstract expressionist lustre on porcelain is where I am at.  For a long while I have wanted to use lustres to paint in as similar a style as I can to my acrylic work.  So, unlike acrylics where I have a first layer of colour to lay down first thinking (see here, here and here), which builds up to a certain level of what I see in my min ...

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It's been busy few weeks, so I haven't had much chance to paint porcelain- except for today!  The luxury of almost a whole day without interruptions, instead of painting late at night or in bits and pieces during the day ;)  It's ok really, I've been working on a few collaborative art projects, one with an overseas company for licensing distribution of ...

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It was 4.30 am in Melbourne and I presented a ribbon embroidery demonstration via skype to a VIP event at NeedleDelux in St Petersburg, Russia.   The focus for this demonstration was to look at how to create layered effects in two different styles when working on painted backgrounds.  Here are the two ribbon embroidery projects I presented: Violets w ...

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Silk Ribbons and roses...what am I doing??  If you've read most of the posts to date, I'm busy painting on a variety of projects, so what do I do when I need a break? I spend time in my rose garden.  I always share my garden with my online friends and followers, and I've written and posted about it my blogs before...but this is where I relax and have sp ...

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Finally I have time to sit and write about my amazing week in Thailand last year.  During the 8-11 November 2012, I was invited as a guest artist by artist, Helga Jaermann (Painting Teacher at the Bangsai Arts and Crafts Centre, and notable master in porcelain painting for over 40 years), to exhibit my porcelain paintings at the Thailand International P ...

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