9.11.12

Encaustic Eucalypts

eucalypt leaves
greeny, brown, the smell of the bush


picked up from walks
crunched on by feet
eaten by koalas
flapped by crested cockatoos


 
provide 
inspiration for poets and artists
welcomed shade



Eucalypts. Mixed media  on board, with original monotype, ephemera, encaustic, acrylic, pastel

Ending procrastination in the studio = requires a certain amount of self will!
Could have easily done any of the following this afternoon:
1. gone for a nap
2. pretended to read a book, and then nap
3. drank tea with #2 above
4. gone to the gym... well think about going to the gym... then nap instead!

Instead, I got into my paint clothes (I have specific clothes to wear as I tend to make a mess!)
 turned on the fan, and JUST STARTED.
result: the completion of three WIP... wowie!  I could be on a roll here!!

Now all I have to do is get these ready for shipping to Reverse Garbage, for the Christmas Exhibition...no more procrastinating!

Here's the mess on my desk... Do you think a cleaning fairy will come and put 
everything away for me? Hmmm I thought not!


Being Inspired by: Art Every Day Month challenge, and looming deadlines!



37 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  2. Wow, great work! Love the color. Happy PPF!

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  3. Ohh, this is gorgeous, Love the coloration and texture.

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  4. Ahhh, you transported me back to Oz for a second there. Love gum leaves and the smell. Your desk looks really tidy next to mine... :)

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  5. if the cleaning fairy turns up at your place can you direct them to the other side of the bay to come and sort mine for me.... and love the encaustic... glad you got your painting gear on... and hope you had tea at the same time... xx

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  6. I love these colors and textures! HPPF!

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  7. I could feel the crunch of the gum leaves as I looked at your work. Wonderful

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  8. Amazing, I love them. The colours & textures are really perfect.

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  9. Great desk mess, Absolutely sensational paintings. All the best for you exhibition.
    http://mummaclare.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. this looks great - I'm trying to work out the size though - is that a teeny tiny candle beside it or a regular one?!
    I love your procrastination reasons (sounds familiar) and good on you for putting on your painting clothes and just getting on with it anyway - 3 WIPS, shows what you can do when you feel like doing nothing!

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    1. Hi! The size is hmmm around 6 x 8"? thats a 1/2 used regular candle in the photo :-)

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  11. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing both the art and the inspiration to get myself working in the studio today! Happy PPF

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  12. Lovely texture and depth. Thought I'd mention that your Facebook-button in the sidebar doesn't work... (at least it doesnt' bring me to your page ...)

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    1. really? when I click on it , it works... anyone else having trouble with it??

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  13. Beautiful! Amazing textures and refreshing colors!
    For a long time my favourite slogan was "Procrastinators Of The World Unite! ...Tomorrow" - almost bought the t-shirt! ;)

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  14. This is very beautiful. Your leaf seems alive on the page. Gorgeous and inspiring. Happy PPF!

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  15. Wonderful creation ~ and inspiring post ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  16. so many great options for the afternoon! glad you picked the one that yielded those results! :-) happy ppf!

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  17. I am crazy about your leaves, WOW! Happy PPF.

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  18. definitely beautiful ... love the texture - I wanna touch it!

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  19. Ultra yummy texture! I love the composition and everything! I love encaustics ♥

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  20. Gorgeous encaustic painting!
    Love the repetition of the leaf shape.
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  21. Terrific textured painting and love the composition. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  22. Gee, I hope the cleaning fairy doesn't come - look at all that inspiration around you!! Three WIPs - great work - best to skip the nap :) Happy PPF

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  23. Love your new painting. Doesn't if feel good to have two more on the go? As for those studio cleaning fairies, they are an undependable, shockingly lazy lot. Mine never show up.

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  24. Delicious texture and colors! Happy PPF!

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  25. love this! gum leaves (and the trees!) are a favourite of mine. I am enjoying your blog and your art. Hoping to get back to painting at the end of the year.

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  26. Hi everyone!! Wowie - love all your fab, fab, feedback and comments! HOpe everyone is having a great weekend :-)
    Cheers,
    Linda

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  27. I love your encaustic paintings - I am always intrigued by how to ship them so they don't melt and stick to things! I too was waiting for the cleanup fairy but she didn't show!

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  28. Wow I love everything about this piece...the color, depth and composition...excellent!! Very well done!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  29. How wonderful the leaf is! I really like it! :)

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  30. Loving the layers, again. The encaustic leaf is so beautiful and then the overlays are so transparent and great!

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