Photographs from Around Me
Commission Painting—Pink Flowers and Mice for Sophie
I was commissioned to do a painting for a little girls room. Which is every artists dream—Right!
The request for the commission was based around an existing painting of mine (which I have placed at the bottom of this post.)
We chose the size of the canvas to fit the room. Then with one simple request—please change the sky to pale pink or white.
It took me a week to get the painting to a place where I loved it, layering and adding texture and colours. When it was nearly finished I suggested that I should add an animal. I decided on a mouse as Sophie has a pet mouse I thought that the mice might make Sophie happy! And it did. All the feed back has been positive it did make Sophie and her family happy. The painting is now the view in her bedroom.
It's quite astonishing to me how much one painting can change a previously white walled bedroom.
In My Brothers Tinnie
It feels like every day this summer I am in the water swimming. Mostly in the harbour as the beach is closed to due to sharks, bluebottles and huge swell.
I"m still playing with my style, so I'm happy to experiment and try new things. Originally this painting was so busy, densely patterned and very colourful. It wasn't quite pleasing to my eye—as my mum is fond of saying. So I put the painting out of my mind for a few months.
Today I kind of took a step back and looked at it with a critical eye, yes there were parts I loved and others were ho hum.
As I stared at the painting I imagined I was with my brother zooming around Sydney Harbour in his tiny tin boat. This feeling created the water. I realised it was capturing Sydney Harbour. I left small islands of pattern in the painting which were the sections from the first painting I liked and wanted to keep and draw attention to.
Now I feel ok about it. It's got a special story.
Art For Your Ear
Children's After School Art Class—Term 2 2016
In Saffron’s Art Classes Children will explore self expression through art.
Covering topics like
Figure both animals and human form,
Drawing from life.
Saffrons Workshops are fun, inspiring and full of creativity.
Date; Term 2: Monday May the 2nd - Monday the 27th of July.
Time; Monday Afternoon 3.15-4.15.
Location; Saffron Craig's Studio Moore Street Clontarf.
Limited to Six students.
Exhibition at Platform72—Fresh Batch #2
This weekend I am part of a group Exhibition at Platform72. Which is a great start to the year for me!
I will have quite a lot of paintings in the exhibition all of which are for sale!
The exhibition is called Fresh Batch #2
Date and Time—20 February 1-3pm
Address—62 Atchison Street, St Leonards
11 new artists.
And yippee I am one of them.
Maybe you can pop along or let a friend know.
Sydney Stitches and Craft Show Rosehill March 3 - 6, 2016
This year I have been invited to teach two workshops at the Stitches and Craft Show in Rose Hill. This is a new section of the show and I'm thrilled to be invited.
I will have two three hour workshops. The first on Saturday which is my popular Screen Printing & Fabric Design Workshop and on Sunday my New Hand Painting Fabric Workshop where I share all the exciting tips and tricks that I am learning in my daily studio practice.
Bookings are available via Sydney Stitches and Craft Show Rosehill website You can book here.
I've also been invited to run my workshops in Newcastle later on in the year August 18 – 21, 2016.
It would be lovely if you could make it.
Colours Layers and Layers of Colour
I am excited to introduce you to a new workshop that I am teaching.
In this workshop I will show you how to paint on fabric and then embroider your works with lovely colourful treads. This is perfect to create your own embroidered masterpiece or to add that finishing touch to a craft or sewing project, you will be stitching beautifully in no time.
Please do come along to meet like minded people and have a day of creativity. My workshops are fun and inspiring. Suitable for all levels. You will leave with new techniques.
The price includes the use of my equipment, ink and fabric and embroidery threads.
If you have a group of friends and would like to host this workshop please contact me so we can arrange a date.
Date; Saturday 12th of March 2016
Time; 10am to 1pm
Location; Saffron Sydney Studio Clontarf NSW.