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@ The Show

A week off and just catching up with bits and bobs – no time for painting unfortunately!

I did have some good news during my break – a couple of calls from the Royal Easter Show to tell advise me that I sold two of my paintings. A miniature and a full sheet – which found happy homes. Both paintings very much on different sizes of scale! I was very happy, as it was my first year entering ‘The Show’! ๐Ÿ™‚

My painting ‘Coat Hanger View’ also sold at the Drummoyne Art Show – which runs until this Sunday.

Sydney Harbour street scene painting

Sydney Coat Hanger View

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On the other side ofย  town, this weekend, is the Nepean Art Society Show – in which I will have 4 works on display.

10394154_412018805647520_3857397994290499630_nUntil next week!

~ Chrysovalantou

Rainy weather work

An end to another week and the first month of the year! How time flies!

This week saw the close of a very wet Art of Sydney exhibition at the Maritime Museum. By Tuesday, when I was on duty, it was not only pouring down…but there was also electricity failures and leaks in the venue that staff attending to, making their morning very unexpectedly busy!

My art society, the Nepean Art Society, was featured on the front cover of local press, along with my awarded work and that of other members on a full-page inside. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mention in Nepean News local paper

Mention in Nepean News local paper

Nepean Art Society on front cover

Nepean Art Society on front cover

Used the long weekend (and rainy stay-indoor-weather!) to complete two new pieces. Leave a reply, if you would like to leave feedback!

The first is a large watercolour painting of sunflowers (I’m loving flowers at the moment!) and the second a Sydney Harbour Bridge street scene painting. You can view these in my gallery and are also now available in my shop.

A row of sunflowers in watercolor

The sunny side of things

Sydney Harbour street scene painting

Sydney Coat Hanger View

I’m getting ready for the Waterbrook exhibition this week (details on the front page of my site) and completing a couple of small pieces that I will display next week!

Until then….Thanks for coming by and having a look ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Chrysovalantou

artist diary…005

Last week when I posted, I had an idea of how busy my weekend would be – but it was a very exciting one as well!

Thursday night I received a call to tell me that I was the Winner in the ‘Small Works’ section at the Drummoyne Art Members Show! I was thrilled, as it is my first win. To make it better, I also had received a High Commendation for another work.

Friday night, I received my prize and awards from the Deputy Major of Canada Bay.


Highly Commened awarded painting of QVB Sydney ‘Rush Hour’ – Highly Commended “Excellent contrast, lovely use of granulating pigments and great plein air feel”

Winning painting Drummoynesmall

‘Sydney Harbour Bridge’ – Winner of Small works section

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Chrysovalantou artist receiving award

Receiving my award on opening night

I sold three of my works on opening weekend, so was I was very pleased!

Looking out on Italian countryside

Between houses in Assisi Italy

Leaning tower in Venice Canal

Leaning tower of San Giorgio Dei Greci, Venice

Sydney CBD early morning

Rush Hour

I have gotten back into my painting this week, which I’m glad.

This is a piece I completed of one of my favourite subjects – yep – Venice!

Gondolas on Canal in Venice Italy

Venice Reflections

I have been itching to do another animal painting and I have started with some ideas. I always do a pencil tonal sketch before I begin a work. It helps you understand your subject and where the highlights and shadows will be – and also what you can improve on with the magic of the medium. I also will do a watercolour sketch before I begin, so I know I am happy with my colours palette.

Preliminary tonal sketch

Preliminary tonal sketch

Finally, I also delivered 5 works to Sth Hurstville for the Annual Art Show at St Mark’s Anglican Church. It is on all long weekend, so drop down and have a look if you live in the area. Drummoyne closes this weekend also – so I will be a busy bee picking up my work! No holidays for me ๐Ÿ™‚

~ Chrysovalantou