Tag Archives: Chrysovalantou paintings

Headless chook

Another couple of busy weeks! The chook is me…running around of course.

Some of my paintings found happy homes last weekend at Oatley and Oakhill shows. Thank you to those who bought them 🙂

Bustling Circular Quay, Sydney watercolor painting

Brunch with a view – SOLD

Painting of Sydney Harbor Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge- SOLD

Boat tied to balcony on Venice Canal

Balcony duet- SOLD

Colourful Venice Canal and boat scene

Boat on the Canal, Venice-SOLD

Attended the Easter Show Art Preview last Tuesday night. My first time at the show and preview, there was a lot of work, people and it was nice to see so many paintings from people I know. If you are visiting the show, I would recommend a visit. I have 5 works across the many, MANY walls! (It’s like a treasure hunt!)

I have a couple of shows that I have been preparing for: Drummoyne NSW,  Deniliquin NSW and Corryong VIC. Lots of framing …ordering frames I forgot…and framing again. All details for these shows can be viewed on the right side of my website.

I haven’t been able to fit much painting in, but was able to complete this small piece. Hoping to get the brushes out this week, after the last works I need to frame.

Peeking rays 26 x 16cm/10 x 7 "

Peeking rays
26 x 16cm/10 x 7 “

(This is a painting I forgot to post!)

Purple pink Hydrangea flower painting

Hydrangea Intricacy

And lastly, my watercolor print shop – ChrysovalantouArt – celebrates its opening! Find 15% off all Small, Medium and Large prints for 1 week only!

OPENING SALE~ Chrysovalantou

On the street!

Hi there! I haven’t posted in a while…only because there hasn’t been not much going on.

I have been focusing my art on Sydney’s city streets. It’s amazing how much great architecture we have here under our noses and I wanted to capture some of those missed moments as life rushes us by, day by day. Here is a couple I have completed with many more ideas in my head! 🙂

Watercolour cafe scene in Sydney city arcade

Breakfast under the arches

People walking to work through the Sydney General Post Office arcade

Morning in the GPO Colonnade

City Sydney Martin Place

Morning light, GPO façade

Looking into Martin Place in Sydney

City Solitude

Check this out! The Oatley West Art and Craft show has developed an online website for purchasing artwork for their show. The website even creates an online simulation of how my work will look on your wall…. Show is on March 20-22nd…but you can view my work now, under numbers 0093, 0101-0104.

My work hanging in your living room maybe...? Hi tech simulation by Oatley West

My work hanging in your living room maybe…? Hi tech simulation by Oatley West

As a part of my process, I always produce thumbnail sketches before I start any work. This is essential to look at tone, design and later colour schemes (i do colour thumbnails also!). In design school they always tried to drill in us that we had to do 100 designs before choosing the 15 best for our collection. I have realised the importance of this process, now, in my art career…and best thing of all: I love doing them! It’s so much fun! There are reasons for this…there is no pressure of the paint failing on you and there is total freedom in just …sketching!

Chrysovalantou thumbnail sketches

My painting process : the ideas

I have good news that I will be growing my art into new avenues…I’ll release the news hopefully in the next couple weeks x



Hawkesbury Show 2014

Two of my works have been awarded a ‘High Commendation’ and ‘Commendation’ awards at this years Hawkesbury Art Show 2014, NSW.

High Commendation in Watercolour for ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge’

Sydney Harbour Bridge with shadows in watercolor

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Commendation in Miniature for ‘Boat on the Canal, Venice’

Miniature painting of Boat on Venice canal

Miniature painting: Boat on the Canal, Venice