Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Finally, Better Off!

It's been hanging around on my easel so long being refined, and refined and tweaked and adored... that I can literally not believe that this painting is finally finished!

So without further ado:
Titled: Better Off
1000mm x 1000mm x 32mm
Acrylic on Gallery Cotton
Featuring many of my favourite themes, pretty tea cups, a woman in a white dress, vintage luggage, the Australian Desert, Royal Red circus curtains, these things make me so happy :-) I am not sure if her ship is coming in, and if so, if it was the ship that she was after, or if it is just dropping off the rest of her luggage! This beautiful piece will mean different things to different people and I look forward to hearing your comments.

She is on her way to Gallery Beneath at Mooloolaba where she will be available for investment.

Otherwise, it has been awfully good painting weather here, with the rain pelting down continuously, being outdoors seems a little un-enticing. the rain did clear momentarily this morning allowing me to do a little photography in preperation for my next piece which I am so incredibly excited about. I have been keeping my daughter awake at night describing to her what it is going to look like.

I have also been reading an incredibly fabulous book titled "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, a completely magical story that will fill your head and heart with delight, magic and wonder! I am sure it will be a while before I find another book that I love like this one.

So I leave you as I dive into my just delivered box of new art supplies (yay).
Please contact me if you have any queries or if you would like to invest in the above painting "Better Off".
Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Summer fun

OK, I thought I might just give you a little peak into our summer holidays... I love love love my camera and I am pretty sure that my kids are used to having the paparazzi follow them where ever they go these days. I have downloaded a new vintage camera app. and so the photographic love affair is undeniably 'on again'! This one is from a morning at the local skate park... although I can't say that much skating went on... but a lot of fun was had as the steamy summer breeze drifted past slowly.

My latest painting (still un-named) is almost done and I will be posting the finished work after it has been delivered to Gallery Beneath at Mooloolaba.

Summer holidays are nearly done too, but I think we have made the most of them :-)

Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Have you seen this latest post?

Oh my gosh! I just sent out the most amazing blog the other day and my blogging program had a little moment where it decided not to send to anyone! I really hope you don't miss out on my latest juicy news... as it is only day 6 of 2012 and I have already sold 4 paintings...

Don't miss out... check out what's on the easel now!

Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions.


Bienvenue and welcome to all on this fabulous day :-)

Much has been in the works behind the scenes here at Nirvana Visions, during this Christmas and newyears break and I have a beautiful new work that has been on the easel for weeks, being brought to life...
Here are a couple of sneak peak close up sections of the same work in progress... hmmm, I wonder what the WHOLE painting looks like?

Well, you will just have to stay tuned.

My daughter has also been working on her own new painting of herself and her brother in the circus:

She is a chip off the old block our Zoe, I am so proud of her beautiful paintings and she is sure picking up some great technique fast!
Happy New Year!
We are now reclaiming order in our household after weeks of Christmas discord of toys, packaging and wrapping paper and getting back to a clean house and private art lessons which start back this week. Spaces are filling fast, so contact me now if you would like to introduce some private lessons into 2012. On your own , or with a friend, private art sessions are a great way to invest in your own creative inspiration and skill as well as a bit of 'me time', which we all need!

Our Christmas holiday Saturday classes start this Saturday and run from 9am to 11am. All are welcome at a fee of $20, all materials included (tea and nibbles as well). Please just send me a txt. or message if you would like to join Leigh and I and some keen students. Tara PH:0417231350.

Normal weekly art classes will resume on Tuesday 31st January.

Thankyou to all who have supported myself and my art in 2011 and I am deeply grateful.
Warm Regards,
Tara Spicer