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Slowing down…

Myself painting a miniature in watercolor

Myself painting a miniature in watercolor

I am currently having a small break. My last show for the short term was The Oyster Bay Art and Craft Show, where I was feature artist. It was a great event for the community and visitors still came through the doors despite the wet weather.

I sold four of my paintings at the festival and look forward to showing my work again next year.

I was also fortunate to meet some of my buyers, which is a rare pleasure.

This is one of my sold paintings, ‘Sunset Theatrics’.

Sunset Theatrics

Down and out

Nothing to report this week! Have been crook for 2 weeks now and as you can imagine, a bit over it!

It was nice to get some of official photos come through from the Opening night of ‘Celebrating Life with Watercolour’ and the other winter art exhibitions. See them below 🙂

Hopefully by next week, I’ll be back on my feet and painting, with a much busier post!

Until then…

~ Chrysovalantou



One of our walls


Friends who came out to the opening


Joe talking about the magic of watercolour to VIPs


Joe and I, infront of our exhibition


We’re nearly in May!

Taking the chance on this rainy day (it did stop for a couple of hours!) to post about my week!

Picked up my work from the Drummoyne Art Show on the weekend. I was fortunate to sell my small painting of the QVB.

Morning Rush, QVB

Morning Rush, QVB

I managed to whip out my brushes for a spot of painting. I completed the following pieces:

Street scene of Queen Victoria statue

The Meeting Point

Outdoor cafe scene in watercolor

Cafes on the Quay

Painting of Luna Park rides in Sydney

The Fair

Next show is at the Winmalee Artfest on the first weekend of May. I can’t believe we are in May already. I will be delivering my work next Monday. I quite enjoyed visiting this show last year!


~ Chrysovalantou

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

nice surprises

Last Saturday, I navigated myself down to the Bankstown Arts Centre to deliver my work for the ‘Art of Sydney’ awards, that will be held later this month.

It’s my first time in the show and to be honest, I was (very!) nervous about being accepted by the judge/s.

I was very pleased when the call on Sunday gave me the good news that, yes I will be hung! YAY!

Tuesday night came along and so did a missed call on my phone. Calling back, hoping there hadn’t been any mistakes…I was advised that I was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ for Watercolour and was a finalist in the 9 x 5 ” section.  Double YAY!

Other members of my Nepean group also received awards, which was great news 🙂

These are the paintings mentioned…


City street scene painting

‘Highly Commended’ in Watercolour – ‘Wet Suits’


Painting of Sydney Harbor Bridge

Finalist in the 9 x 5″ section – Sydney Harbour Bridge

I continued painting flowers this week. Slow and careful work in humid heat! Not a good mix, the paint drying like that! I loved the colours of my hydrangea from my back garden, that I really felt like painting and tackling the subject. You should always follow those inclinations 🙂

This is my finished painting and am loving how my art is looking on my Redbubble store…


'By the window' ipad skin!

‘By the window’ ipad skin!

Painting of purple pink hyndrangea flower

By the window


I also tried to go and get in some plein air practice this week. Down by the bay, it proved to be very windy on both days I tried. First time was worse than the last, when everything was being blown away. I had to hold onto everything!

Now as the heat subsides, and the storm rolls over, I concept new work for the coming week 🙂

Until then,