Tag Archives: Oatley West Art and Craft Show

Delivering work around town

It’s been a busy couple of weeks! Made a speedy trip to the Gold Coast (so fast there is no piccies to show!)

Was a finalist at the Waterbrook Art Show.

Finalist with 'Wet Suits'

Finalist with ‘Wet Suits’

Delivered my work at the Royal Easter Show (opens 26th March!)…I learned a couple of valuable lessons for next year. Also delivered 5 pieces to the Art in the Hills Oakhill College show (next weekend 20th – 22nd March).

My pass into the show!

My pass into the show!

Car line up for the Easter Show delivery

Car line up for the Easter Show delivery

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Next week I am delivering to Oatley West Art Show (on next weekend 20th – 22nd March too!)

When not traveling, I finished the hydrangea piece I was working on in my last post.

Hydrangea watercolor painting

Seeing Blue

I also completed ‘Mirror, Mirror’ a wet street scene watercolor.

Wet street city landscape painting

Mirror, Mirror

And that’s me for the week! 🙂

~ 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.

http://211.27.227.55/art/public/

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